WASHINGTON (NNS) – November 18, 2015 — The Chief of Naval Personnel has announced Nov. 17 the Navy’s Office of Outreach and Engagement (OPNAV N134) is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards.
The Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards is presented annually to recognize and honor the inspirational and visionary leadership of Navy service members whose ideals and dedication foster a positive working environment, while reinforcing and furthering the integration of women into the Navy.
Nominations are broken into five categories: senior officer (O4 and senior); junior officer (O1-O3); Limited Duty officers and Warrant Officers (W2-O3E); senior enlisted (E7-E9) and junior enlisted (E5-E6).
One award winner will be chosen for each category. Nominees should be mature leaders who have shown exceptional leadership over the span of their career and have overcome challenges while serving. Nominees should have demonstrated inspirational, innovative and imaginative leadership, both on and off-duty, as well as professional accomplishments and community involvement.
Candidates shall be nominated by their commanding officer (CO) or Officer-in-Charge (OIC). The nominating command’s immediate superior in command (ISIC) shall provide an endorsement prior to nomination submission. If an ISIC receives multiple nominations, the ISIC shall endorse and forward only one nomination for each category. Nomination packages shall include the following:
A. ISIC endorsement;
B. CO or OIC endorsement;
C. Nomination write-up (shall not exceed three pages in length);
D. Nominee’s biography (shall not exceed one page in length);
E. Most recent official military photo in uniform;
F. Command point of contact’s name, e-mail address and phone number.
Nominations are open to both active and Reserve service members.
Applications are due no later than Feb. 17.
For more information about the Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership awards contact LT Ingrid Radionoff at (703) 604-5077 or via email at [email protected].
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs