General Information

Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher
Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

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Purpose: Since 1996, the United States Military Departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) have jointly sponsored the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Humanitarian Award to emphasize the contributions that Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher have contributed to members of the Armed Forces. To continue their legacy, the United States Military Departments will honor and recognize a private sector individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concern for members of the United States Armed Forces or their families.
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Award: The award consists of a large commemorative trophy bearing the recipient's name. The trophy is on permanent display at the Pentagon. The Secretary of the Military Department with presentation authority will present a certificate and a large medallion with presentation case and a lapel pin to the award recipient at a special ceremony.

Regulation: Army Regulation 672-16, 15 May 98, establishes policy for the award. To access AR 672-16, please visit the website at http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r672_16.pdf.

Criteria:

  1. Individuals or organizations who exemplify the Fisher's personal qualities of patriotism, generosity, and selfless dedication to the members of the armed forces through an outstanding humanitarian act or service.
  2. Selflessly contributed an extraordinary amount of time, talent, or resources to benefit members of the armed services. The impact should have been broad and wide-ranging in scope regardless of monetary impact.
  3. Significantly enhanced the quality of life of military members or their families through the act or service.
  4. The period of service for the award is 1 Jan 07 through 31 Dec 07, or a broader period for a multi-year/lifetime contribution.

Eligibility:

  1. Individuals or organizations that are not currently employed by Department of Defense and its components or who were not employed during the period for which the award is recommended.
  2. Individuals or organizations having a profit-making relationship with DoD, or with a DoD component, may be eligible to receive the award if it is shown that the contribution is substantially beyond that specified or implied within the terms of the contract establishing the relationship, and the recognition is clearly in the public interest.
  3. A period of DoD employment does not preclude consideration for a multi-year/lifetime contribution award for service performed while not employed by DoD.

Selection: HQDA-level panel (composed of General Officer and SES members) will review and prioritize the nominations, recommend a candidate, and forward that finalist's file to a multi-department selection recommendation committee consisting of each military department's assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, or designated representative.

Nomination: Nominations MUST include the following:

  1. Endorsement by an Army Commander, Direct Reporting Unit Commander or the civilian equivalent.
  2. Complete biographical data (Part I, II, III, and IV) and provide short bullet statements or facts on plain paper.
  3. Supporting documentation certificates, news articles, and pamphlets are required. The Multi-service level will consider all supporting documentation.

Format:

Part I - Biographical Data
Name:
Title/Position:
Address:
Telephone:
E-Mail:
Fax:
Period of Service:
Nominator Name:
Title/Rank/Position:
Address:
Signature Block:
Signature:

Part II - Humanitarian Service
Life Time Contribution:
Award Justification - (Attach Supporting Documentation):
Award Recognition:

Part III - Award Criteria and Achievement

1. Exemplifies personal qualities of patriotism, generosity, and selfless dedication to the members of the Armed Forces of the United States, through an outstanding humanitarian act or service. (Describe Achievement # 1 using bullets)

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2. Selfless contributes an extraordinary amount of time, talent, or resources to benefit members of the Armed forces of the United States. (Describe Achievement # 2 using bullets )

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3. Significantly enhances the quality of life of military members of their families through the act of service. (Describe Achievement # 3 using bullets )

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Part IV - Proposed Citation (One paragraph consisting of 50 to 60 words. The citation should highlight the nominee's specific achievement. Spell out abbreviations.

Submit nominations for endorsement to Commanders at an Army Command, Army Subordinate Command, or Direct Reporting Unit Army Commands will establish their own suspense date and will forward nominations to the Executive Secretary, Army Incentive Awards Board; E-mail address: AG1CPAIABSECRETARY@conus.army.mil.

Contact:
Adrienne McClendon (703) 325-0909 or DSN 221; Adrienne.Mcclendon1@us.army.mil Adrienne.Mcclendon1@us.army.mil
and
Diane Willis (703) 325-8333 or DSN 221; Email Diane.C.Willis@conus.army.mil

Related Documents:
AR 672-16
Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award PERMISS: MER Article




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