CY13 SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES

Date Signed: 3/12/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 108/14

R 120929Z MAR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 108/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MR//
SUBJ/CY13 SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES//
REF/A/DODI 1005.14//
AMPN/REF IS DODI 1005.14, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPIRIT OF HOPE (SOH) AWARD, WHICH PROVIDES POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING THE AWARD PROGRAM//
POC/MR. BRYAN DRIVER/GS-13/MRQ/-/TEL:703-432-2272/DSN:378-2272/EMAIL:DRIVERBR(AT)USMC-MCCS.ORG//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE. TO ANNOUNCE THE ANNUAL SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES.
2.  BACKGROUND.  THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, ENTERTAINERS, AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE PATRIOTISM, OFF-DUTY VOLUNTEERISM, OR SERVICE REFLECTS THAT OF MR. BOB HOPE.
3.  NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA.  NOMINATIONS FOR THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD SHOULD BE SENT VIA COMMAND CHANNELS TO BE RECEIVED BY CMC (MRQ) NLT 21 APRIL 2014.  ANY MARINE AND/OR CIVILIAN THAT HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO MARINE CORPS QUALITY OF LIFE IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS AWARD.  ALL NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE:  NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE NOMINATING ORGANIZATION; NAME, ADDRESS AND PRESENT POSITION AND/OR STATUS OF THE NOMINEE, AS WELL AS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF NOMINEE'S EMPLOYER DURING THE PERIOD OF SERVICE; A TWO PAGE, DOUBLE SPACED, SUMMARY OF THE ACT OF SERVICE RENDERED THAT ADDRESSES HOW IT MET THE AWARD CRITERIA OF A THROUGH C BELOW; SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION (OPTIONAL); AND A PROPOSED AWARD CITATION NOT TO EXCEED 90 WORDS.
A.  EPITOMIZES THE VALUES OF DUTY, HONOR, COURAGE, LOYALTY, COMMITMENT, INTEGRITY AND SELFLESS DEDICATION; B.  SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES SERVING AROUND THE WORLD; C.  SELFLESSLY CONTRIBUTES AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF TIME, TALENT, OR RESOURCES TO BENEFIT MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
4.  AWARD PRESENTATION.  THE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT A JOINT AWARD CEREMONY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION DURING THE FALL OF 2014.  NOMINATING COMMANDS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FUNDING AWARDEE AND ONE FAMILY MEMBER TRAVEL COSTS TO ATTEND THE AWARD CEREMONY.  AWARD WINNERS AND SPONSORING COMMANDS WILL BE SEPARATELY NOTIFIED OF THE CEREMONY DATE.
5.  ACTION.  SUBMIT NOMINATIONS TO CMC (MRQ), 3044 CATLIN AVENUE, QUANTICO, VA 22134-5099 TO BE RECEIVED BY 21 APRIL 2014.  ONCE THE AWARD SELECTION IS MADE, THE AWARD RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVAL MSG.
6.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY SES, WILLIAM C. DILLON, DIRECTOR, SEMPER FIT AND EXCHANGE SERVICES DIVISION.//