Koa Kai Award West

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).

***Incident to the award is a Hawaiian vacation experience fully funded by the Billy Hurley III Foundation 

Deadline: November 17th, 2023


(All sections are required, if not applicable put “N/A”)

Are you stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI? (you must be stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI to apply)

**Required – Endorsement from Chain of Command:

Please have one person in sailor’s CoC send an endorsement email to: KoaKaiAward@billyhurley3.com

Subject Line: BH3F Koa Kai Award ICO Sailor’s name