THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

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					                        THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

Nomination packages for the Spirit of Hope Award will be submitted via the chain of
command, to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (MPT&E). As an alternate to mailing,
completed packages (following final endorsement) may be scanned and forwarded via
email or via fax at (703) 604-6957.

The nomination package must contain at a minimum the following:
   (1) Nomination Letter from sponsoring command
   (2) Statement of justification documenting the basis for the nomination and
       addressing each of the criterion set forth in the yearly released Spirit of Hope
       NAVADMIN.
   (3) Brief biography of the nominee
   (4) Proposed award citation
   (5) Supporting documentation

The eligibility requirements are as follows:
    a. Members of the regular or reserve components, 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:
        (1) The contribution is clearly and substantially outside what is specified or
             implied within the terms of the contract establishing the relationship, and/or
        (2) The recognition is clearly in the public interest.
     c. The award may be presented posthumously.
     d. Foreign nationals may receive the Spirit of Hope Award provided they met the
criterion listed in the NAVADMIN, the nomination is coordinated with the appropriate
U.S. Embassy to ensure award is consistent with overall interest of the US, and proper
screening of candidate is carried out by and approval received from counterintelligence
organization and DIA.

The period of service for the award is from 1 January through 31 December of each
calendar year or may be for a multi-year/lifetime contribution.

The Wiegand Foundation is the final approving authority for this award. Once approved
by the Foundation, the Navy’s selectee will be announced via NAVADMIN.

The Spirit of Hope Award will be presented annually at a joint ceremony and reception in
the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

The Navy’s selectee will be provided travel, lodging, and per diem expenses to attend the
award ceremony. Travel may also be issued via invitational travel orders to the
nominee’s spouse or one immediate family member to attend the award ceremony.
               EXAMPLE OF A NOMINATION LETTER

                                                                      1650
                                                                     Ser XX/XXX
                                                                           (Date)

From: Commanding Officer/Commander
To:   Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (MPT&E)
Via: (1)
      (2)

Subj: CALENDAR YEAR 20XX SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION
ICO _____________________________________________

Ref: (a) NAVADMIN XXX/XX

Encl: (1) Statement of Justification
      (2) Biography
      (3) Proposed Award Citation
      (4) Supporting Documentation

1. It is my pleasure to nominate _________________________________ for the
Calendar Year 20XX Spirit of Hope Award. Per reference (a), enclosures (1)
through (4) are submitted for consideration or with my strongest recommendation.

Additional information, required for nomination letter (can be a part of
paragraph 1):
      a. Name of nominee:
      b. Address of Nominee:
      c. Nominee’s Present Position and/or Staus:
      d. Name/Address of Nominee’s Employer during the period of service:
      e. Point of Contact:

Other optional paragraph’s for the nomination letter:
2. ____________________________ has my strongest endorsement for this
nomination. He/she truly exemplifies…………….

3. My point of contact for this award is or Any questions regarding this
nomination can be addressed to ___________________.

                                          Name
                                         //s//
                   EXAMPLE OF JUSTIFICATION LETTER

             CALENDAR YEAR 20XX SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD
                         NOMINATION FOR
                     (RATE/NAME OF NOMINEE)
                   STATEMENT OF JUSTIFICATION


Mr./Mrs/Servicemember___________________________ is a committed…….

                                   OR

Mr./Mrs./Servicemember __________________________ is the ideal candidate
for the calendar year 20XX Spirit of Hope Award. . .


Note: The justification or summary should be in bullet form, in at least 12 pitch
font, and include, at a minimum, the following information in the write-up:

        a. Act or service rendered, and how it epitomized the values of Bob Hope
to include duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless
dedication;
        b. How the act or service significantly enhanced the quality of life of
service members and their families on a broad base level; and
        c. How the nominee selflessly contributed an extraordinary amount of time,
talent, or resources to benefit members of the Navy or United States Armed Forces.




                                                                    Enclosure (1)
                   EXAMPLE OF A BIOGRAPHY

                           BIOGRAPHY FOR
                          NAME OF NOMINEE

Servicemember __________________________, a native of……..


                              Or

Mr./Mrs. _______________________________started (name the event or
organization), in support of or as a result of a……………




                                                            Enclosure (2)
               EXAMPLE OF A PROPOSED CITATION


            CALENDAR YEAR 20XX SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD

                                      TO

                            NAME OF NOMINEE

For distinguished service and achievement during the period 1 January through
31 December 20XX. Mr./Mrs./Servicemember ________________________ . . .


(Type here a condense summary of service and/or achievement. The
proposed citation will be prepared using upper and lower case type in 12-
pitch without the use of acronyms. The citation will be limited to 22 single
spaced typewritten lines, providing specific examples of the act or service
performed. The proposed citation will begin and end with the standard
phrase provided in this example.)



Mr./Mrs./Servicemember ________________________’s distinctive
accomplishments reflected credit upon himself/herself and were in keeping with
the highest traditions of the United States Navy.




                                                                 Enclosure (3)

				
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