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SUBJ/2014 BOB FELLER ACT OF VALOR AWARD//
POC/TODD MARTIN/MR./NAVCO/LOC: MILLINGTON, TN/TEL:(901) 874-5805/
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits nominations for the second annual Bob Feller
Act of Valor Award.
2. Background. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation established this
prestigious award in 2013, named in honor of Major League Baseball (MLB)
pitcher, National Baseball Hall of Fame (NBHOF) inductee, and Navy veteran
Bob Feller. Mr. Feller enlisted in the Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl
Harbor while he was with the Cleveland Indians. He served aboard USS Alabama
(BB 60) as a Gun Captain, and during his time onboard, the ship fought in
both World War II theaters, earning eight battle stars. Mr. Feller was
released from active duty with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
3. Award. This unique award is intended to recognize a representative from
three critical areas of Mr. Feller's life: his MLB career, his service in the
Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and his enshrinement in the NBHOF. Accordingly,
the award will be presented to one active MLB player, one Chief Petty Officer
and one member of the NBHOF at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. on 5
4. Eligibility and selection criteria. Nominees must be a Chief Petty Officer
(E7), active or reserve, and must be outstanding military professionals and
leaders in their communities. The following selection criteria for Navy
nominees have been prescribed by the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation and
are based upon the principles by which Mr. Feller lived his life. Nominees
a. Be outstanding leaders in the performance of all professional
responsibilities. Serve as an example to peers and subordinates as
inspirational leaders. Only those with three years of consistent outstanding
documented performance (include three years of evaluations in the nomination
package) as a Chief Petty Officer should be considered. Nominees must display
good character and humility in their achievements.
b. Demonstrate community leadership through volunteer service, holding
leadership positions within the organizations they serve. Display a genuine
desire to be better today than they were yesterday, and better tomorrow than
they are today. Provide an outstanding example of character and dedication to
service for all to emulate.
c. Put the needs of others before the needs or wants of themselves. This
may be documented through evaluations and awards that show they led in the
Navy or in their community to benefit the professional and personal
development of others, above and beyond their primary responsibilities.
d. Show unyielding support of the United States of America and fellow
service men and women by having participated in patriotic events that
celebrate all who serve our great nation. These events should be documented
individually in the nomination to show the depth of participation in various
events over the past three years.
e. Above all else, prove to be beyond reproach in the manner in which they
conduct themselves, treat others, and live the Navy core values of Honor,
Courage, and Commitment.
5. Travel and lodging. Travel to and from and lodging at the award site will
be the responsibility of the award winner's command.
6. Nominations. Fleet, Force Master Chiefs and Echelon 2 Command Master
Chiefs may each nominate one Chief Petty Officer. Nominations must be on
official letterhead and specify confidence in the nominee's professionalism
as a representative of the Navy, and validity of the nominee's embodiment of
the award criteria specified in paragraph 4.
7. Nomination packages. Nomination packages must contain four elements:
a. Commanding Officer (CO) endorsement. Each nominee's CO must endorse the
nomination and express a commitment to facilitate the nominee's attendance at
the award ceremony, if selected.
b. Narrative description. Provide an accounting of the nominee's
embodiment of the award criteria specified above. This may include
quantitative and qualitative data. Anecdotal evidence, such as newspaper
articles, letters of commendation and appreciation, and other recognition may
c. Nominee biography and photo. If chosen as the award recipient, the
nominee's biography and a high-resolution photo will be used in printed and
online material used to publicize and document the award ceremony. The
biography should include hometown information as well as professional
highlights and qualifications. The biography and photo should be similar to
those commonly associated with Navy leader biographies and official portrait
d. Evaluations. Nomination packages should include the nominee's
evaluations from the past three years.
8. Submission procedures. Nominations must be received by 6 June 2014.
Nominations may be submitted electronically (preferred) to the POC or hard
copy to the following address:
Navy Office of Community Outreach
ATTN: Bob Feller Act of Valor Award
5722 integrity drive (456-3)
Millington, TN 38054-5045
9. Selection process. The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) will
consolidate all nominations, organize a ranking board and provide a summary
to the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation. The Bob Feller Act of Valor
Foundation will make the final selection of the winner. The winner will be
notified via their nominating Master Chief. NAVCO will notify those not
10. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff.//