SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

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NAVADMIN 073/08
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SUBJ/SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD// 


RMKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE ANNUAL SPIRIT 
OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS, AND PRESENTATION 
REQUIREMENT FOR CY 2007.
2.  THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO INDIVIDUALS OR 
ORGANIZATIONS WHO EMBODY THE CORE VALUES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR
MILITARY:  DUTY, HONOR, COURAGE, LOYALTY, COMMITMENT, AND INTEGRITY.
THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD WAS INSPIRED BY MR. BOB HOPE WHO GAVE GENEROUSLY 
TO MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN FOR FIVE DECADES.  A NAVY NOMINEE HAS BEEN 
PRESENTED THIS AWARD ANNUALLY SINCE CY 2005.  
3.  THE CRITERIA FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD IS AS FOLLOWS:
    A.  THE PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION MUST HAVE CONTRIBUTED 
SELFLESSLY TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SAILORS QUALITY OF LIFE FOR AN 
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, PREFERABLY WITH EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT/ 
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 1 JANUARY-31 DECEMBER 2007.
    B.  THE PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION EPITOMIZES SERVING THE 
SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, WELFARE, EDUCATION, AND ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS OF MEN 
AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED SERVICES.
    C.  THE PROPOSED RECIPIENT REPRESENTS THE CORE VALUES OF THE U.S.
NAVY.  
4.  AWARD NOMINEES MAY BE ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, VETERAN, A CIVILIAN 
NAVY EMPLOYEE, OR AN ORGANIZATION.  MEMBERS OF THE CIVILIAN COMMUNITY 
WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN SUPPORTING THE NAVY AND EMBODY OUR 
CORE VALUES ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE.
5.  A NOMINATION PACKAGE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD SHOULD CONSIST
OF:
    A.  A NOMINATION LETTER FROM THE SPONSORING COMMAND.
    B.  A STATEMENT OF JUSTIFICATION DOCUMENTING THE BASIS FOR THE 
NOMINATION AND ADDRESSING EACH OF THE CRITERIA SET FORWARD IN PARA 3.
    C.  A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE NOMINEE.
    D.  A ONE PAGE PROPOSED AWARD CITATION.
6.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.  THE 
COMMITTEES RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL 
PERSONNEL.  THE WIEGAND FOUNDATION, INC. IS THE FINAL APPROVING 
AUTHORITY FOR THIS AWARD.
7.  AN AWARD PRESENTATION WILL BE MADE BY CNO OR HIS DIRECT 
REPRESENTATIVE AND ASSISTED BY THE HOPE FAMILY IN WASHINGTON, DC AT AN 
APPROPRIATE TIME AND VENUE.
8.  NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO DCNO (MPTE) VIA COMMAND CHANNELS 
AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2008.  A COMPLETED PACKAGE MAY BE 
SCANNED AND SENT VIA EMAIL OR SENT VIA FAX AT (703) 693-4199.
THE AWARD RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE ONCE THE 
SELECTION PROCESS HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
9.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD AND HOW TO 
SUBMIT A NOMINATION PACKAGE CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEB AT 
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL\COMMANDSUPPORT\COMMUNITYSUPPORTPROGRAM POLICIES\ 
THE(PLUS SIGN)SPIRIT(PLUS SIGN)OF(PLUS SIGN)HOPE(PLUS SIGN)AWARD.HTM.  
10.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MR. KACEE FRANKLIN, OPNAV N135D, (703) 614-
2830/DSN 224 OR BY EMAIL AT CALVIN.E.FRANKLIN(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
11.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 
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