Awards

Golfer of the Year Award

The Billy Hurley III Foundation Golfer of the Year Award recognizes active duty service members who, in addition to loving the game of golf, exemplify the ideals and qualities which were important to Billy and his shipmates on sea duty. These include watch team backup, leading from the front, proactive problem solving, and investing in the training of peers and subordinates.

2022 Applications Closed

Koa Kai Award

The Billy Hurley III Foundation “Koa Kai” Award recognizes Navy enlisted sailors (E-6 and junior) on the Pearl Harbor waterfront who have demonstrated exceptional professional competence. Selection for this award will be based on the ideals and qualities which were important to Billy and his shipmates on sea duty. These include watch team back up, leading from the front, proactive problem solving, and investment in the training of peers and subordinates. Koa Kai is Hawaiian for “sea warrior” and became important to Billy during his active duty time aboard USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) whose motto is “Imua e, na koa kai” (Go forward, sea warriors).

Congratulations to the 2021 Koa Kai Award Recipients

IT1 Jonathan Culver, USS CHAFEE (DDG 90)
ET3 Ross Merrick, USS CHAFEE (DDG 90)
DC1 Robert Ryan, USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93)
HM1 Michael McGuire, USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93)
FC2 LaDell Headroe, USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108)
GSM2 Tanner Boyles, USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112)