The award will be
determined by a panel of active duty or retired individuals selected
Surface Navy Association Executive Committee
(nominally one flag
officer, two senior officers (O5-≠O6), two Junior officers (O3-O4), two senior enlisted
(E6-E9) and a
member from the sponsorís staff).
To be considered, potential recipients must be nominated
in writing by an active duty member who may be equal or junior to them
in rank/rate. Each nomination should be accompanied by an endorsement
from the Commanding Officer. Nominations should outline leadership
and stress visionary qualities. In particular,
how an individual contributed both toward the
effectiveness of his or her organization, and the
welfare of its people, should be delineated.
The intent of the award is to empower junior officers and
personnel to help recognize those who have improved the
readiness of the Navy and the lives of those who
man it, and who have the visionary talent that will
benefit the Navy in the 21st century.