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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2017 SPIRIT OF HOPE AND ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER
DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS//
NARR/REF A IS DODINST 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
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 9 February 2018. 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) 604-3469/DSN 664.
5. Nomination package 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/e-mail
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 both the SOH and Fisher Awards, including a
nomination template and information on past awardees, can be found on the
Spirit of Hope Award website at: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
8. The award recipients will be announced via Navy news story.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//