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SECNAVINST 5061.16A is the current version of the instruction.
The Bob Hope Spirit of Hope Award/Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award webpage incorporates procedures for the dual submission for both the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award and the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award nominations. Information on how to submit a nominee, nomination requirements, award deadline, etc., for these two distinguish awards is announced annually on the Spirit of Hope and Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Awards NAVADMIN (286/22).
The Spirit of Hope Award is presented to individuals or organizations that embody the core values of Mr. Bob Hope, who gave generously to the military men and women for over five decades. The criteria for the Spirit of Hope Award is detailed in DODINST 1005.14.
The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian 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 Fishers, founders of the Fisher Houses. (One of their many contributions to assist military members and veterans). The criteria for the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Award is detailed in SECNAVINST 5061.16A.
NAVADMIN 286/22 details the requirements for CY22 submission of nominations for both the Spirit of Hope and Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Awards. Nomination submissions will include a Nomination letter, a summary of contributions of acts/service(s) rendered (enclosure (1)), the nominee's biography (enclosure (2)) and supporting documents (enclosure (3)).
(Samples for the nomination letter, the summary of contributions, and the nominee's biography are located on the right-hand column of this webpage.)
DoDINST 1005.14 (10Jan13, Ch2 28Apr22)
SECNAVINST 5061.16A (5Jan20)
NAVADMIN 286/22 (20Dec22)
Nomination letter Word Pdf
Encl (1) Summary Word Pdf
Encl (2) Biography Word Pdf