2013 Military Fatherhood Award™ Finalists
NFI received hundreds of nominations for the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award™ of military dads who involved, responsible, and committed dads to their children and are making great sacrifices to serve our nation. Our judges carefully chose four finalists from this group of worthy nominees and the American people will help us choose the winner by voting on Facebook.
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Meet the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award™ Finalists:
Major Kevin Billups, U.S. Air Force
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Father of four children
Currently serving at Tyndale AFB, FL
Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville, U.S. Marine Corps
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Father of two children
Currently serving at Balboa Naval Medical Center Wounded Warrior Battalion, CA
Chief Petty Officer Patrick Mondragon, U.S. Navy
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Father of two children
Currently serving at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
Staff Sergeant Jorge Roman, U.S. Army
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Father of three children
Currently serving at Fort Stewart, GA
Watch the videos created by the finalist families and vote on Facebook between April 12 and 15 to help us select this year's Awardee. Individuals may cast one vote per day, so come back every day daily to vote for your favorite!
Shortly after voting ends, NFI will announce the winner and visit 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.
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