CALENDAR YEAR 2020 SPIRIT OF HOPE AND ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS:
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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2020 SPIRIT OF HOPE AND ZACHARY AND ELIZABETH FISHER
DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS//
NARR/REF A IS DODI 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. This NAVADMIN announces the call for nominations and the 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 five decades. The Fisher Award recognizes private sector
individuals or organizations that demonstrate exceptional patriotism and
humanitarian service for Service 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
4. All nominee packages will be considered for both awards (if eligible).
Submit nomination packages to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower,
Personnel, Training and Education) (CNO (N1)) via command channels.
Nominations must be received no later than 12 March 2021. Completed packages
(following final endorsement) may be scanned and forwarded via encrypted e-
mail to Ms. Millie King, 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17), at
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 Award including a nomination
template can be found on the Navy Personnel Command website via MyNavy Portal
at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/sailor-and-family-support under the 21st
Century Sailor tab, Total Sailor Fitness, then Spirit of Hope Award.
8. The award recipients will be announced via Navy news story.
9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//