SPY Honor Roll. The SPY-1 Radar Maintenance Monthly Honor Roll program was established in April 2013 by the AEGIS Integrated Combat Systems Program Office (PEO IWS) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD), in conjunction with COMNAVSURFOR.
The Honor Roll recognizes ships that achieve and maintain COMNAVSURFOR radar enhanced readiness standards (CNSP 131508ZOCT11). These new standards improve radar performance and operational availability.
Since April 2013, fifty-two (52) of the Navy’s 84 AEGIS cruisers and destroyers have made the Honor Roll, including thirty-one (31) ships that have made the Honor Roll five or more times. One ship in particular -- USS MASON (DDG 87) has been on the Honor Roll ten (10) times and another ship -- the USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) -- has been on the Honor Roll for an astounding fourteen (14) consecutive months.
Making the SPY-1 Radar Maintenance Honor Roll for even one month is no easy feat -- not to mention the incredible USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) fourteen (14)-month-long coup. To achieve Honor Roll status, a ship must be underway for at least 15 days during a given month; must perform the SPY-1 Radar Transmitter Phase and Power (TP&P) PMS check (MRC 4560/506 R-2W) every 72 hours while underway; and must weekly in-port and complete other SPY enhanced material readiness improvement program PMS checks. Moreover, the ship is required to submit its SPY-1 TP&P results to NSWC PHD and maintain an average SPY Effective Transmit Power (ETP) at or above Spec (0DB/4MW) 90% of the time while underway.
AEGIS Wholeness Initiative. The Honor Roll is part of a broader AEGIS Wholeness Initiative to improve overall AEGIS mission readiness. This initiative commenced three years ago in an effort to improve interoperability; sustainment; manpower, personnel, training, and fleet AAW proficiency and readiness. Since SPY-1 Radar readiness drives AEGIS mission performance and combat system operational availability (Ao), the AEGIS Wholeness Initiative focuses on improving SPY Ao. It includes the following elements: