Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Awards

Navy beach clean-up

The Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship (NCS-ESF) Awards recognize the best year-round volunteer supported program or special project that promotes education and good stewardship of environmental resources.

The competition is open to Navy shore, sea, and overseas commands based on size: small (under 200 personnel), medium (200 to 499 personnel) and large (500 or more personnel).  The award period is from 1 July through 30 June annually.

Award winners and honorable mentions receive congratulatory letters and award plaques (winners) or certificates (honorable mentions) from the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4), the Environmental Stewardship Flagship sponsor, in recognition of their exceptional commitment to the environment.  Examples of winning community service initiatives to promote environmental awareness include implementing recycling programs, organizing educational community outreach events, and participating in environmental clean-ups and beautification projects.

The Environmental Stewardship Flagship is one of five flagships in the Navy Community Service Program (NCSP). The other four flagships include Personal Excellence Partnership, Project Good Neighbor, Campaign Drug Free, and Health, Safety and Fitness.

If you work for the Navy and are interested in submitting a nomination packages on behalf of your command, visit the NCS-ESF Awards resources page.

For a list of NCS-ESF Award Winners and Honorable Mentions from past years, click here.
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For more information about the Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Flagship Awards, please contact Kenneth Hess at or (703) 695-5077.