​CALENDAR YEAR 2016 SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD AND ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS

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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2016 SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD AND ZACHARY AND
ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD
NOMINATIONS//

REF/A/DOC/DOD/10JAN13//

REF/B/DOC/SECNAV/15MAY98//

NARR/REF A IS DODI 1005.14, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPIRIT OF HOPE (SOH) 
AWARD.  REF B IS SECNAVINST 5061.16, ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER 
DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD.//

RMKS/1.  The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to announce the call for 
nominations/selection process for the annual Spirit of Hope (SOH) Award and 
Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.

2.  Each year, we have the opportunity to honor worthy supporters 
(individuals or organizations) with two awards, the SOH Award (Navy 
recipient) and the Zachary and Elizabeth Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian 
Award (Department of Defense recipient) - both awards are named in honor of 
legendary supporters of our Service Members and families.

3.  The SOH Award is presented to individuals or organizations that embody 
the core values of Mr. Bob Hope, who gave generously to military men and 
women for five decades.  The Fisher Award recognizes private sector 
individuals or organizations that demonstrate exceptional patriotism and 
humanitarian service for members of the U. S. Armed Forces or their families 
as inspired by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, founders of the Fisher Houses 
(one of their many contributions to assist military members and veterans).

4.  All nominee packages will be considered for both awards (if eligible).  
Nomination packages shall be submitted to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
(Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education)(N1) via command channels to 
include flag officer level endorsement. Nominations must be received no later 
than 28 February 2017.  As an alternative to mailing, completed packages 
(following final endorsement) may be scanned and forwarded via encrypted e-
mail to Ms. Millie King, OPNAV N17D, at millie.king(at)navy.mil or via fax at
(703) 604-7137/DSN 664.

5.  Nomination packages content shall, at a minimum, include a two-page 
summary of action/statement of justification, biography (or organization 
history), supporting documentation, and a forwarding nomination letter/email 
from the sponsoring command.

6.  The criteria for the SOH Award is detailed in reference (a). The criteria 
for the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian 
Award is detailed in reference (b).

7.  Additional information about the SOH Award, including a nomination 
template and information on past awardees, can be found on the SOH Award 
website at:
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/
readiness/Pages/SpiritofHopeAward.aspx.

8.  The award recipients will be announced via Navy news story.

9.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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