CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SPIRIT OF HOPE AND ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS:
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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2018 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/selection process 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 5 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 8 March 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the SOH/Fisher Awards including a nomination
template can be found on the Spirit of Hope Award website at
8. The award recipients will be announced via Navy news story.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//