2011 Military Fatherhood Award™
The Votes are In!
Congratulations to LS1 Christopher Cady, US Navy for winning the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award!
Check out the announcement of our winner on Sunday's Fox and Friends!
National Fatherhood Initiative presented the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award™ presented to LS1 Cady on his base on June 16, 2011, along with sponsor prizes and other surprises. The winner's and two finalists' bases also received Fatherhood Resource Centers filled with NFI's educational materials for dads!
Learn about how National Fatherhood Initiative supports Military Fathers and Families, and how you can too
NFI congratulates all the nominees for our 2011 Military Fatherhood Award™. These dads are not just heroes to our nation, but are also heroes at home!
View Christopher Cady's finalist video on our Facebook page to see why he was chosen!
That said, there can only be one recipient of the coveted Military Fatherhood Award™. To that end, NFI’s panel of judges has painstakingly narrowed a field of nearly 600 nominees down to just three finalists. And now, for the first time ever, we’re passing the baton to America to choose the winner!
Read the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award™ Finalist nominations:
We’ve asked the families of each finalist to submit a two minute video making a case as to why they think their dad should win the award. The finalist videos will be posted on NFI’s Facebook page beginning April 15th. We’re asking the public to visit NFI’s Facebook page between April 15th and May 15th to watch the three finalist videos and vote for the finalist they find most compelling. Individuals may cast one vote per day, so we encourage voters to return daily to vote for their favorite!
Shortly after voting ends, NFI will announce the winner and head to the winner's base for the award presentation. With your help, we look forward to honoring another great Military Dad this year!
Each year, NFI solicits nominations for the Military Fatherhood Award™. Nominations come from wives, children, parents, and colleagues of dads representing every branch of the military. Nominations are judged on evidence provided by the nominator that the nominee meets our four criteria – (1) displays an ongoing commitment and dedication to his children, (2) makes extraordinary efforts to father from a distance when deployed, (3) successfully balances military and family life, and (4) makes an effort to mentor other military fathers and/or military children who are separated from their fathers. See Official Rules.
2011 Award Sponsors