SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

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NAVADMIN 011/13

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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 2012.

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 IS 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 2012;
    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 15 MARCH 2013.  AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAILING, COMPLETED PACKAGES 
(WITH ENDORSEMENT) MAY BE SCANNED AND FORWARDED VIA ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO THE POC 
LISTED IN PARA 10.

7.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY 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/SPIRITOFHOPEAW
ARD.ASPX.

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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