Nominations for Leadership Award Sought

Story Number: NNS181120-12Release Date: 11/20/2018 5:35:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity is accepting nominations for the 2019 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards, according to NAVADMIN 276/18, released Nov. 19.

The annual awards recognize the inspirational leadership of selected Sailors whose ideals and dedication foster an inclusive culture by reinforcing the integral role of women in the Navy.

There are five award categories: senior officer (O-4 to O-6), junior officer (O-1 to O-3), chief warrant officer and limited duty officer (CWO2 – O-3E), senior enlisted (E-7 to E-9) and junior enlisted (E-5 to E-6).  Nominations are not gender-restrictive and are open to both active-duty and reserve Sailors.

Nominees should be mature leaders who have shown exceptional leadership over the span of their career and have persevered to overcome challenges while serving.  They should have demonstrated inspirational and innovative leadership, both on and off-duty, as well as professional accomplishments and community involvement.

Candidates must be nominated by their commanding officer (CO) or officer-in-charge (OIC) and must receive an endorsement from the nominating command’s immediate superior in command (ISIC).  An ISIC can only endorse and forward one nomination for each category.

Nomination packages must include:

-ISIC endorsement 

-CO or OIC endorsement

-Nomination write-up limited to two pages

-Nominee’s biography limited to one page

-Most recent official military photo in uniform

-Command point of contact’s name, email address and phone number

Commands can find a nomination template at

Submit nominations via encrypted email to Senior Chief Kristina Koch at kristina.koch(at)  Mailed nomination packages will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 17, 2019.

For complete information on the awards and details on how to submit nominations read NAVADMIN 276/18 at

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