Originally commissioned by the USO, The Spirit of Hope Award was inspired by Bob Hope's dedication to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Since 1997, this award has been presented by the Wiegand Foundation, Inc. to distinguished Americans and organizations whose patriotism and service to the troops reflects that of the late Bob Hope.
In keeping with the spirit of the award, the Navy has proudly submitted a nominee, annually since 2005, who has epitomized our core values and the selfless spirit of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and dedication. Their tireless contributions to the Navy have significantly enhanced the quality of life of Sailors and their families serving around the world. Past recipients have also shown a true desire and deep devotion to uplift the spiritual, social, educational, and entertainment needs of the men and women in the United States Navy.
Information on how to submit a nominee, application requirements, award deadline, selection process, and award presentation for this distinguish award will be announced each year via NAVADMIN. NAVADMIN 010/14 announced the annual spirit of hope award nomination/selection process and presentation requirements for CY 2013. NAVADMIN 277/13 announced the Navy's 2012 Spirit of Hope Award winner.
Questions and/or application submission requirements about The Spirit of Hope Award can be addressed to OPNAV N17D (703-604-5049).