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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nominations Being Accepted for 2011 Joy Bright Hancock Awards

By Lt. Laura K. Stegherr, Diversity Directorate Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In accordance with NAVADMIN 389/10, released Dec. 9, nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Joy Bright Hancock (JBH) Leadership Awards.

Established in 1987, the JBH Leadership Awards are presented annually to honor the visionary leadership of service members whose ideals and dedication foster a positive working environment and reinforce and further the integration of women into the Navy.

The awards are co-sponsored by the Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA) and the Military Officers Association of America.

Nominations are being accepted for three awards: one senior officer O-4 and above, one junior officer O-3 and below and one senior enlisted member E-7 through E-9. Nominees should embody inspirational, innovative and imaginative leadership, demonstrated by example both on and off-duty. Additionally, applicants should be mature leaders who have shown exceptional leadership over time and have persevered to overcome challenges while serving. Nomination should also address applicant's professional accomplishments, leadership style and community involvement.

Candidates must be nominated by their commanding officer or officer in charge. The nominating command's immediate superior in command (ISIC) must provide an endorsement. Nominations are open to both active-duty and reserve members.

JBH Leadership Award winners will be honored at the 2011 SSLA Women's Leadership Symposium in San Diego March 15, 2011.

Nominations are due Jan. 25, 2011. Packages may be submitted via the command's ISIC to Chief Operational Specialist Jessica Myers at Jessica.myers@navy.mil.

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