SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

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RMKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE ANNUAL 
SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION/SELECTION PROCESS AND PRESENTATION 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CY 2009.
2.  THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO INDIVIDUALS OR 
ORGANIZATIONS WHO EMBODY THE VALUES OF MR. BOB HOPE:  DUTY, HONOR, 
COURAGE, LOYALTY, COMMITMENT, INTEGRITY, AND SELFLESS DEDICATION.  
THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD WAS INSPIRED BY MR. HOPE WHO GAVE GENEROUSLY 
TO MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN FOR FIVE DECADES.  
3.  THE CRITERIA FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD FOLLOWS:  
    A.  MUST HAVE CONTRIBUTED SELFLESSLY TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF 
SAILORS' QUALITY OF LIFE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, PREFERABLY 
WITH EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 1 JANUARY 
THROUGH 31 DECEMBER 2009.
    B.  MUST EPITOMIZE SERVICE TO THE SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, WELFARE, 
EDUCATION, AND ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED 
SERVICES.
     C.  MUST REPRESENT THE CORE VALUES OF THE NAVY. 
4.  AWARD NOMINEES MAY BE MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR OR RESERVE 
COMPONENTS, VETERANS, CIVILIAN NAVY EMPLOYEES, AN ORGANIZATION OR 
MEMBERS OF THE CIVILIAN COMMUNITY WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES 
IN SUPPORTING THE NAVY AND EMBODYING OUR CORE VALUES.
5.  A NOMINATION PACKAGE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD SHALL 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 CRITERION SET FORWARD IN 
PARA 3.
    C.  A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE NOMINEE.
    D.  A ONE PAGE PROPOSED AWARD CITATION.
6.  NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL BE SUBMITTED, VIA THE CHAIN OF 
COMMAND, TO DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, 
TRAINING AND EDUCATION) AND MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 
2 APRIL 2010.  AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAILING, COMPLETED PACKAGES 
(FOLLOWING FINAL ENDORSEMENT) MAY BE SCANNED AND FORWARDED VIA 
EMAIL PER PARA 10 OF THIS NAVADMIN OR VIA FAX AT (703) 693-4199.  
7.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.  
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY DEPUTY CHIEF OF 
NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION) 
AND FORWARDED TO THE WIEGAND FOUNDATION, INC., THE FINAL APPROVING 
AUTHORITY FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD.  THE AWARD RECIPIENT WILL 
BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE.
8.  THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, OR HIS DESIGNATED 
REPRESENTATIVE, ASSISTED BY THE HOPE FAMILY FOUNDATION, WILL 
PRESENT THE AWARD AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME AND VENUE IN 
WASHINGTON, D.C, TO BE DETERMINED AND ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
9.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD,
 INCLUDING A NOMINATION TEMPLATE CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE 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:  MS. MILLIE KING, OPNAV N135D, AT 
(703) 614-3448/DSN 224 OR BY EMAIL AT MILLIE.KING(AT)NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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