Koa Kai Award

The Billy Hurley III Foundation wishes to create and establish the Billy Hurley III Foundation Koa Kai Award. The Koa Kai Award will be awarded a minimum of once per year to a sailor or sailors who best exemplify the award criterion as described in the attached Koa Kai Award Application. ***Incident to the award is a Hawaiian vacation experience fully funded by the Billy Hurley III Foundation 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. Sailors must be stationed on a surface ship home-ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to be considered for this award. 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).

Deadline: TBD for 2022


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