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Awards

Every year at Department Convention there are several awards handed out. Many are to deserving Legionnaires and many
are to individuals outside the organization. It is the perfect opportunity to bring people to our convention and show them
what The American Legion is all about and award them for their outstanding citizenship and service. All of these awards
are found in your Administrative Manual with the forms to be returned in the Appendix of your manual. All forms below
are fillable and can be emailed back by hitting 'submit via email' at the bottom of the form.

 

  AMERICANISM AWARDS

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT AWARDS

COPPER AWARD
Awarded annually to that Post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin doing the most consistent service in the interest of the boys between the ages of 8 and 18.
  EMPLOYER OF VETERANS
Posts submit nominations for businesses that hire veterans. There are three winner chosen by the Employers size; Small (50 or fewer employees), Medium (51-200 employees), Large (201 or more employees).
MCCOY OR O.W. ROLFE AMERICANISM AWARD
Awarded annually to that Post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin doing the most work in Americanism. Awarded according to Post size.
  EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AWARD
Awarded annually to an Employment Service Local Office.
PENDILL OR HARVEY V. HIGLEY AWARD
Awarded annually ot that Post in The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin accomplishing the greatest civic achievement for the preceding year. Awarded according to Post size.
  EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AWARD LVER OR DVOP
Awarded annually to 1 LVER (Local Veterans Employment Representative) and 1 DVOP (Disabled Veterans Outreach Program)
ATHLETICS AND SPORTS FOR SPALDING VICTORY AWARD
Awarded annually to the Post sponsoring the most intensive program of diversified sports.
  EMPLOYER OF OLDER WORKERS AWARD
Awarded annually to an employer that employs workers over 55.
JESSEL S. WHYTE MEMORIAL AWARD
Awarded annually to that Post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin that has been outstanding in the promotion of The American Legion School Award Program in its community.
  EMPLOYER AWARD-ENHANCING THE LIVES OF DISABLED PERSONS
Awarded Annually to organizations that significantly improve the ability of persons with disabilities to participate in the public life of the community.
HENRY C. OAKEY OR JAMES F. BURNS AWARD
Awarded annually to that Post in The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin doing the best service work. Awarded according to Post size.
 

   VAVS AWARDS
Awarded Annually to VA Volunteers.

NATIONAL AMERICANISM AWARDS
The are three National Awards. The information reported on the Consolidated Post Report (CPR) form is used in the selections of National Awards.
 
JOSEPH R. MEEKS GUNG-HO AWARD
This award is what some would call the 'Legionnaire of the Year'. This individual will have exhibited an effort in working with, and towards, any or all of the objectives and principles of the Department Americanism Committee.
 

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
Awarded Annually to a Legislator doing work on behalf of veterans.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS
   (New forms for 2015-2016)

 

 

MARTHA MARLOWE POST CHAPLAIN AWARD
Awarded annually to recognize an outstanding Post 
                                    Chaplain.

EDWARD J. ORMSBY LAW & ORDER AWARD
Awarded annually to an outstanding Officer in the community.

 

    COUNTY COMMANDER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Awarded annually to the County Commander doing outstanding work in their District.

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Awarded annually to an outstanding Firefighter in the community.

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  POST HONOR GUARD AWARD
  Awarded annually to Posts and individuals dedicating their  
  time to their Post Honor Guard.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Awarded annually to an outstanding EMT in the community.
    PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARDS
There are 5 categories: Outdoor Advertising, Radio, Television, Cable Television, Press. Awarded to individuals that support The American Legion and veterans with stories.
ENLISTED NATIONAL GUARD/RESERVIST
OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded annually to an outstanding Guard/Reservist in the community.
                   ARLINE RINTOUL AWARD (New form 2016)
The Arline Rintoul Memorial Award is presented to an outstanding woman Legionnaire by the 20/4, Honor Society of Women Legionnaires.
HISTORIAN AWARDS    

 

 

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