SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

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REF/A/DOC/DOD/10JAN13//
AMPN/REF A IS DODINST 1005.14, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPIRIT OF HOPE (SOH) 
AWARD.//

RMKS/1.  PER REF (A), THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD 
NOMINATION/SELECTION PROCESS, AND PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CY 2013.

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 2013;
    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 MILITARY MEMBERS, 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 FORTH IN PARAGRAPH 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 (DCNO) (MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND 
EDUCATION (MPTE)) (N1) NLT 14 MARCH 2014.  AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAILING, 
COMPLETED PACKAGES (FOLLOWING FINAL ENDORSEMENT) MAY BE SCANNED AND FORWARDED 
VIA ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO THE POC LISTED BELOW OR VIA FAX AT
 (703) 604-6957.

7.  NOMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE.  COMMITTEE 
RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE ENDORSED BY THE DCNO (MPTE) (N1) AND FORWARDED TO THE 
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, 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, WILL 
PRESENT THE AWARD AT AN APPROPRIATE TIME AND VENUE IN WASHINGTON, DC, 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 AT 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/21ST_CENTURY_SAILOR/REA
DINESS/PAGES/SPIRITOFHOPEAWARD.ASPX.

10.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. MILLIE KING, OPNAV N17D, AT (703) 604-5049/DSN
664 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MILLIE.KING(AT)NAVY.MIL.

11.  THIS NAVADMIN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR 31 DECEMBER 
2014, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

12.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//

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