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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Navy Seeks Nominations for 2010 Civilian Humanitarian Award

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The deadline to submit nominations for the 2010 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award is March 18.

Submissions must be sent via command channels to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) OPNAV N135.

The award recognizes a private sector individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional patriotism, leadership, and humanitarian concerns for members of the U.S. armed forces or their families, according to NAVADMIN 407/10.

The nominee selected by the Navy will further compete with nominees from the other services for the award. The winner will receive the award and be honored during a ceremony in the fall, at the Pentagon.

Established in 1996 by the military in honor of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, the award recognizes and honors a private sector individual, or organization, that has demonstrated exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concerns for members of the U.S. armed forces or their families.

The 2009 Navy nominee for the award was Dan Coutcher, who was unanimously selected by the commanding officers of the North Carolina State University Naval, Army and Air Force ROTC units, in recognition of his selfless devotion and countless hours to providing free grief and marriage counseling services and meals for struggling military members and their families.

For complete nomination information and award questions, see NAVADMIN 407/10 at www.npc.navy.mil.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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