With 250 echelons across the country, our members’ volunteer work presents itself in a variety of forms. Departments throw parties for wounded veterans. Posts collaborate with other VSOs to fundraise for veterans in assisted living. Members spend hours crafting newsletters and updating Facebook pages. And good work deserves recognition! That is why the National Awards Committee gathers every year at National Convention to deliberate and award the hard work of our members.

National Awards are divided into two categories – awards you apply for and awards that are bestowed. While we previously categorized awards by echelon, we have simplified to one award for each good work. For example, we now give a single award for the greatest promotion of Americanism to whichever Post, Council or Department is most deserving. Note that a few awards are presented to individual members. Review the full Awards Guidelines here.

The National Awards Committee will convene on August 12, 2018 at our 123rd National Convention in Tampa, Florida. To apply for awards, submit by the following deadlines:

  • July 23, 2018 by 5:00pm EST:
    • Submissions for award 8 must be sent via mail or email to Membership Coordinator Harrison Heller.
    • Submissions for award 12 must be submitted via email to Harrison Heller. Electronic submission ONLY.
  • August 11, 2018 by 5:00pm: All other application submissions are due to the National Awards Committee. Deliver to JWV’s onsite office at National Convention.

We encourage ALL members and echelons to submit applications for National Awards! What better way to share with others what are members do than publicizing our award winners and their stories?

Read the Awards Guidelines and Instructions carefully. Awards submissions are accepted only if ALL instructions are followed.

Meet Our 2017 Award Winners!

Nassau-Suffolk County Countil, NY

Feureisen I.T. Rockman Award

Dr. Harvey Bloom Post 256

Ben Kaufman Award

Department of Massachusetts

Wolfson Award

Maurice Kubby Post 749

National Commander’s Award

Manhattan Post 1

Post 9/11 Veteran Support Award

George Heart

Recruiter of the Year

Albert Adler

Edward D. Blatt Award

Robert Ritcher

Murray L. Rosen Member of the Year

Post 755

Outstanding Email Newsletter

Dr. Harvey Bloom Post 256

Most Improved Online Engagement