ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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SUBJ/ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN 
AWARD - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS//


REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST/15MAY98//
AMPN/REF A IS SECNAVINST 5061.16, THE ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER 
DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2011 ANNUAL 
ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD.  

2.  IN 1996, THE AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS IN HONOR OF 
ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER, WHO CONTRIBUTED EXTENSIVELY TO THE SUPPORT AND 
WELFARE OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.  THE AWARD IS INTENDED TO HONOR AND 
RECOGNIZE A PRIVATE SECTOR INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION THAT DEMONSTRATED 
EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTISM AND HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED 
STATES ARMED FORCES OR THEIR FAMILIES.    

3.  THE CRITERIA FOR THE ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN 
HUMANITARIAN AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:  
    A.  THE PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION EXEMPLIFIES THE FISHERS' 
PERSONAL QUALITIES OF PATRIOTISM, GENEROSITY, AND SELFLESS DEDICATION TO THE 
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES THROUGH AN OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN ACT OR 
SERVICE.
    B.  THE PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION SELFLESSLY CONTRIBUTES AN 
EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF TIME, TALENT, OR RESOURCES TO BENEFIT MEMBERS OF THE 
ARMED FORCES. 
     C.  THE PROPOSED RECIPIENT SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF 
MILITARY PERSONNEL OR THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH THE ACT OR SERVICE. 

4.  THE PERIOD OF SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR'S AWARD IS FROM 1 JANUARY 2011 THROUGH 
31 DECEMBER 2011, OR MAY BE FOR A MULTI-YEAR/LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION.

5.  AWARD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    A.  INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT 
OF DEFENSE (DOD) AND ITS COMPONENTS, OR NOT SO EMPLOYED DURING THE PERIOD FOR 
WHICH THE AWARD IS RECOMMENDED.  HOWEVER, A PERIOD OF DOD EMPLOYMENT DOES NOT 
PRECLUDE CONSIDERATION FOR A MULTI-YEAR/LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION AWARD FOR 
SERVICES PERFORMED WHILE NOT EMPLOYED BY DOD.
    B.  INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT HAVE COMMERCIAL OR PROFIT-
MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOD OR ITS COMPONENTS.
    C.  INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS HAVING COMMERCIAL OR PROFIT-MAKING 
RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOD OR ITS COMPONENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE AWARD 
IF IT IS SHOWN THE CONTRIBUTION IS SUBSTANTIALLY BEYOND THAT SPECIFIED OR 
IMPLIED WITHIN THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT ESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP, AND 
THE RECOGNITION IS CLEARLY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. 

6.  NOMINATIONS SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  NAME OF NOMINEE 
    B.  NOMINEE'S ADDRESS
    C.  NOMINEE'S PRESENT POSITION
    D.  NAME AND ADDRESS OF NOMINEE'S EMPLOYER DURING THE PERIOD OF 
HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
    E.  SUMMARY, NOT TO EXCEED TWO DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES, OF THE HUMANITARIAN 
ACT OR SERVICE RENDERED AND HOW IT SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED THE QUALITY OF LIFE 
OF MILITARY MEMBERS OR THEIR FAMILIES
    F.  SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
    G.  A PROPOSED CITATION, NOT TO EXCEED 90 WORDS, WHICH PROVIDES SPECIFIC 
EXAMPLES OF THE ACT, OR SERVICE PERFORMED
    H.  NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE 
NOMINATING ORGANIZATION
    I.  BIOGRAPHY

7.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.  THE COMMITTEE 
RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (CNP).  A 
MULTI-DEPARTMENT SELECTION RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEE IS THE FINAL APPROVING 
AUTHORITY FOR THIS AWARD.

8.  AN AWARD PRESENTATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

9.  NOMINATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO CNP, VIA COMMAND CHANNELS, AND MUST BE 
RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 16 MARCH 2012.  A COMPLETED PACKAGE MAY BE SCANNED AND 
FORWARDED VIA E-MAIL TO THE POINT OF CONTACT LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 10 OF THIS 
NAVADMIN, OR FAXED TO (703) 604-6957.  THE AWARD RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED 
VIA NAVAL MESSAGE.

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

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

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