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SUBJ/2017 UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATION (USO) GEORGE VAN CLEAVE MILITARY
LEADERSHIP AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATION//
POC//LCDR LAUREN COLE/DIRECTOR, NAVY OFFICE OF INFORMATION EAST/
EMAIL: LAUREN.E.COLE(AT)NAVY.MIL/TEL: (212) 784-0131//
RMKS/1. The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to announce the call for nominations
for the United Service Organization (USO) George Van Cleave Military
2. Each year, the USO presents the George Van Cleave Military Leadership
Award in an effort to publicly honor the outstanding commitment, exceptional
service, sacrifice and achievements of service members across the globe.
This award is presented annually to two individuals in each branch of service
who, through their selfless commitment to our country, inspires others and
uplifts the spirits of their comrades, their families, and the American
people. The Awards will be presented at the USO's 56th annual Armed Forces
Gala and Gold Medal Dinners on 20 November 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut and
in 12 December 2017 in New York City, New York. Award recipients may also be
required to travel in the fall in preparation for the event.
3. This award recognizes active-duty military members who have demonstrated
bravery and leadership in the course of their service, enhanced the morale
and personal welfare of others and inspired those around them.
4. Nominees should be active-duty E-6 and below or junior officers O3 and
below and be able to travel to Hartford, Connecticut, 19 � 21 November or New
York City, New York 10 - 12 December 2017 to receive the award at the USO
Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner.
5. Nomination packages shall be submitted directly to the United Services
Organization at: GVC(AT)USONYC.ORG. Nominations must be received no later
than 20 October 2017.
6. Nomination packages shall include a biography detailing the nominee's
service to date; a high-resolution photo (in uniform); a written description
of the nominee's demonstrated bravery and leadership; documentation of any
recent deployments or achievements to include a written summary of a specific
achievement that may be shared at the award ceremony.
7. The USO will provide travel and lodging for the awardees and, if
applicable, their spouse. Specific coordinating details, to include travel
arrangements and uniform requirements will be sent to the award recipient
following the selection process.
8. Released by Vice Admiral L. M. McCollum, Director, Navy Staff (Acting).//