Accepting Nominations for Exceptional Leadership Awards

Story Number: NNS161114-06Release Date: 11/14/2016 9:24:00 AM
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By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy's Office of Inclusion and Diversity is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards.

Presented annually, the Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards 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 officer and Warrant Officer (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 persevered to 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 two pages in length);
D. Nominee's biography (shall not exceed one page in length);
E. Most recent official military photo in uniform; and
F. Command point of contact's name, e-mail address, and phone number.

Nominations are open to both active and Reserve Sailors.

Applications deadline is Feb. 15.

For more information about the Captain Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership awards, contact LT Kalen Kropa at (703) 604-5075 or via email at or at the following website:

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