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 2011.

2.  THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHO
EMBODY THE CORE 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 ARE AS 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 2011;
    B.  MUST EPITOMIZE SERVICE TO THE SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, WELFARE, EDUCATION, 
AND ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED SERVICES; AND
     C.  MUST REPRESENT THE CORE VALUES OF THE NAVY. 

4.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    A.  AWARD NOMINEES MAY BE MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR OR RESERVE COMPONENTS, 
VETERANS, CIVILIAN NAVY EMPLOYEES, OR AN ORGANIZATION OR MEMBERS OF THE 
CIVILIAN COMMUNITY WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN SUPPORTING THE NAVY 
AND EMBODYING OUR CORE VALUES.
    B.  INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS HAVING A COMMERCIAL OR PROFIT-MAKING 
CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DOD, OR WITHIN A DOD COMPONENT, MAY BE 
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE AWARD IF THE CONTRIBUTION IS CLEARLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY 
OUTSIDE WHAT IS SPECIFIED OR IMPLIED WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT 
ESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP AND THE RECOGNITION IS CLEARLY IN THE PUBLIC 
INTEREST.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.  PAST AWARDEES 
HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT AND BROAD IMPACT ON SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES;
    C.  A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE NOMINEE;
    D.  A ONE-PAGE PROPOSED AWARD CITATION; AND
    E.  SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION.

6.  NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL BE SUBMITTED, VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, TO 
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION) 
(N1) AND MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 16 MAR 2012.  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) 604-6957.  

7.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.  COMMITTEE 
RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 
(MPTE)(N1) 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 AND INFORMATION ON PAST AWARDEES, CAN BE FOUND ON THE 
WEBSITE AT 
WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/READINESS/PAGES/SPIRITOFHOPEAWARD.ASPX.

10.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. MILLIE KING, OPNAV N135D, AT (703) 604-5049/DSN 
664 OR BY EMAIL AT MILLIE.KING(AT)NAVY.MIL.

11.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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