Navy Seeks Nominations for Champion Award


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The Navy Region Southwest Fleet, Fighter, Family, Champion Award is designed to recognize individual citizens that provide outstanding support our shore installation mission and improve the lives of our “Fleet-Fighter-Family” in the Southwest region.

Recognizing San Diego’s long history and association as a “Navy” town in addition to our over-the-horizon(Imperial Valley) installations, we would like to acknowledge the many efforts of the citizens who support us.  We know there is great work going on every day, unseen, unrecognized, un-praised.  We would like to change that and show the local community how appreciative we are of their support.

Champion Award recipients will be presented their award by Rear Admiral Patrick Lorge, Commander, Navy Region Southwest at a special place where there will be the Navy’s Birthday Celebration.  Recipients must be present to receive their award and may not designate someone to receive the award on their behalf.

If you know someone who deserves recognition please fill out the short nomination form and help us identify these Navy Champions.  Anyone can nominate, and any deserving person can be nominated.  Please help us find these deserving heroes and allow us recognize their hard work supporting our Navy’s Fleet, Fighter or Family.

Who can be Nominated

Any non-DOD employee supporting Fleet-Fighter-Family during the period covered in the nomination.  Nominees may not have received the Champion Award in the last five years.  It is the intention of the Champion Award to recognize our unsung heroes who are making a positive impact on the lives of our service members.  Nominees should not be paid or otherwise compensated for the acts or services they provide.

What time period must be met for the nomination?

The Champion effort must have taken place between September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.  This year the nomination period will close September 8, 2013.


Fill out online submission form inclusive of a proposed award citation (Times New Roman, 12-pitch font, without the use of acronyms, and limited to 22 single-spaced typewritten lines).  Please provide specific examples of how the individual’s acts or services significantly enhance the fleet, fighter, or family and how the nominee selflessly contributes an extraordinary amount of time, talent, or resource to benefit members of the U.S. Navy.

We sustain the fleet, enable the fighter, and support the families.  Without them we are nothing — Without you we are less effective.

Click here to nominate worthy efforts for consideration

For more information contact Navy Region Southwest External Affairs 619-532-4190