HSM-72 crews and maintainers have distinguished themselves, they truly set the standard:
NAVY E RIBBON - 13 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Battle Efficiency "E" is awarded annually to a small number of navy commands to recognize achievement of the highest standards of performance and readiness.
SECNAV SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD - 2013
The SECNAV SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD is the Department of the Navy's premier tribute to commands and programs that promote the safety of our Sailors, Marines, and civilians to protect our aircraft, ships, and facilities from mishaps.
CNO SAFETY AWARD - 12 TIME AWARD WINNER
The CNO Safety Award is given to recognize operational excellence, exemplary safety contributions, and for overall contributions to the Naval Aviation Safety Program.
USFF GOLDEN ANCHOR FOR RETENTION EXCELLENCE - 13 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Golden Anchor for Retention Excellence is an award given by the United States Department of the Navy for sustaining superior levels of military retention.
CNAL ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY - 4 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy is annually awarded to the ship or aircraft squadron from both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets selected for having achieved the greatest improvement in battle efficiency during the calendar year.
CNAF SQUADRON BLUE "M" AWARD - 7 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Squadron Blue "M" is awarded for sustained medical readiness. The award is based on a sustained high level of medical readiness, a viable health promotion program, and a stringent medical record audit.
CHSMWL TALON AWARD - 9 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Talon Award is awarded for tactical excellence. This award is designed to promote tactical proficiency within the East Coast Helicopter Maritime Strike community.
CHSMWL GRAMPAW PETTIBONE AWARD - 2 TIME WINNER
The Grampaw Pettibone Award is presented annually to an individual and an organization that contributed most towards aviation safety awareness via publications.
THE CAPTAIN ARNOLD JAY ISBELL TROPHY - 11 TIME AWARD WINNER
The Captain Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy is awarded to recognize superior Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadrons.