2010 AMERICAN LEGION SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD

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SUBJ/2010 AMERICAN LEGION SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD// 


POC/LISA BRAUN/LCDR/NAVCO/LOC: MILLINGTON, TN/TEL:901-874-
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RMKS/1. FOR THE TENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE AMERICAN LEGION WILL 
PRESENT ITS SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD TO AN ENLISTED MEMBER FROM EACH 
BRANCH OF THE ARMED FORCES. THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL 
COMMANDER, CLARENCE E. HILL, AT THE LEGION'S NATIONAL CONVENTION IN 
MILWAUKEE, WI AUGUST 27-31, 2010.
2. ELIGIBILITY. NOMINEES MUST BE E-5 OR BELOW, MAY BE ACTIVE OR RESERVE, 
AND MUST BE OUTSTANDING MILITARY PROFESSIONALS. THE MAIN CRITERIA OF 
THE AWARD IS THE LEVEL OF OFF-DUTY, VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE. 
EXAMPLES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, READING TO CHILDREN AT A 
SCHOOL, WORKING IN A HOMELESS OR ANIMAL SHELTER, ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY 
EFFORTS OR TUTORING SHIPMATES IN THEIR PURSUIT OF HIGHER EDUCATION. 
THERE IS NO PERIODICITY OF THE AWARD AND LONGEVITY OF VOLUNTEER EFFORTS 
IS DESIRED. PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THIS AWARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. IF CHOSEN 
AS THE RECIPIENT, THE AWARDEE MUST ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.
3. TRAVEL AND LODGING. WITHIN CONUS, THE AMERICAN LEGION WILL PROVIDE 
ALL TRAVEL AND LODGING EXPENSES. FOR OCONUS, THE AMERICAN LEGION WILL 
PROVIDE TRAVEL AND LODGING FROM THE POINT OF CONUS ENTRY/DEPARTURE. AS 
REPRESENTATION AT THE AMERICAN LEGION'S NATIONAL CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS 
THE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE NAVY, COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE EVERY 
EFFORT POSSIBLE TO FACILITATE ATTENDANCE, TO INCLUDE PERMISSIVE/NO-COST 
TAD ORDERS.
4. NOMINATIONS. NOMINATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN THREE ELEMENTS: THE 
COMMANDING OFFICER'S NOMINATION, A DESCRIPTION OF THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE 
PERFORMED AND A BIOGRAPHY OF THE SAILOR.
A. COMMANDING OFFICER NOMINATION. CO'S MAY NOMINATE ONE SAILOR FROM 
THEIR COMMAND. NOMINATIONS MUST BE ON COMMAND LETTERHEAD AND INDICATE 
THE CO'S CONFIDENCE IN THE SAILOR'S PROFESSIONALISM AND AS A 
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NAVY, VALIDITY OF THE VOLUNTEER EFFORTS, AND 
WILLINGNESS TO FACILITATE THEIR NOMINEE'S ATTENDANCE AT THE NATIONAL 
CONVENTION, IF SELECTED. ENDORSEMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED.
B. VOLUNTEER EFFORTS. DESCRIPTION OF VOLUNTEER EFFORTS MUST INCLUDE 
QUANTITATIVE DATA SUCH AS HOURS, DAYS, MONTHS, OR YEARS SPENT 
VOLUNTEERING. QUALITATIVE HIGHLIGHTS MAY ALSO BE PROVIDED THAT PRESENT 
ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE OR IMPACT UPON A COMMUNITY. EXAMPLES INCLUDE 
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, LETTERS OF THANKS, OR OTHER RECOGNITION. THIS 
DESCRIPTION MAY BE PROVIDED IN EITHER NARRATIVE OR BULLET FORMAT.
C. NOMINEE BIOGRAPHY. IF CHOSEN AS THE AWARD RECIPIENT, THE BIOGRAPHY 
WILL BE USED IN THE LEGION'S MAGAZINE AND CONVENTION PROGRAM. THE 
BIOGRAPHY SHOULD INCLUDE HOMETOWN INFORMATION AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL 
HIGHLIGHTS AND QUALIFICATIONS, BUT SHOULD FOCUS ON VOLUNTEER SERVICE. A 
HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTO SHOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR USE IN THE 
PUBLICATIONS. THE BIOGRAPHY AND PHOTO SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO THOSE 
COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH CO BIOGRAPHIES. ALTERNATIVELY, THE PICTURE MAY 
BE OF THE SAILOR PERFORMING VOLUNTEER WORK.
5. NOMINATION SUBMISSION. NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 30JUN10. 
NOMINATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY (PREFERRED) TO THE POC OR 
HARD COPY TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
ATTN: SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD
5722 INTEGRITY DRIVE
MILLINGTON, TN 38054-5045
6. SELECTION PROCESS. NAVCO WILL CONSOLIDATE ALL NOMINATIONS, ORGANIZE 
A RANKING BOARD AND PROVIDE A SUMMARY TO THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 
OF THE NAVY (MCPON). MCPON WILL MAKE THE FINAL SELECTION AND NOTIFY THE 
RECIPIENT. NAVCO WILL NOTIFY THOSE NOT SELECTED.
7. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL SAM J. LOCKLEAR, III, DIRECTOR, NAVY 
STAFF.//
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