Awards

Annually the Department recognizes many Post, Counties, Districts and individuals both within the organization and outside the organization, for their achievements in serving Veterans, their families and their communities. The following awards forms are fill-able; it is recommended that you save the form to your computer prior to filling it out to ensure all your information is accurately saved.

Americanism Awards

Cooper Award

Awarded annually to that post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin doing the most consistent service in the interest of boys between the ages of 8 and 18.

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.

Pendill or Harvey V Higley Award

Awarded annually to that post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin accomplishing the greatest civic achievement for the preceding year. Awarded according to post size.

Athletics and Sports for Spalding Victory Award

Awarded annually to the post sponsoring the most intensive program of diversified sports.

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.

Henry C Oakey or James F Burns Award

Awarded annually to that post of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin doing the best service work. Awarded according to post size.

National Americanism Awards

There 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.

Past National Commander Denise H. Rohan Educator of The Year Award

It is the educators in our local communities that we go to in promoting American Legion programs like: Badger Boys State, County Youth Government, Oratorical Scholarships, A & G Testing, Law Enforcement Career Academy and other individual Post Programs. We depend on principals, guidance counselors, individual teachers and school staff to promote participation in these programs. This award will show appreciation for the important role these individuals play in promoting our Americanism & Youth Programs.

Children & Youth Form/Awards

Employment Awards

Employer of Veterans

Posts submit nominations for businesses that hire veterans. There are three winners chose by the employer's size. Small (50 or fewer employees), Medium (51-200 employees), Large (201 or more employees).

Employment Service Award

Awarded annually to an Employment Service Local Office.

Employment Service Award LVER or DVOP

Awarded annually to 1 LVER (Local Veterans Employment Representative) and 1 DVOP (Disabled Veterans Outreach Program)

Employer of Older Workers Award

Awarded annually to an employer that employs workers over 55.

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.

VAVS Awards

Awarded annually to VA Volunteers

Public Safety Awards

Edward J Ormsby Law & Order Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding Officer in the community.

Firefighter of the Year Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding Firefighter in the community.

Emergency Medical Technician of the Year Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding EMT in the community.

Enlisted National Guard/Reservist of the Year Award

Awarded annually to an outstanding Guard/Reservist in the community.

Legislator of the Year

Awarded annually to a Legislator doing work on behalf of veterans.

Historian Awards

Martha Marlowe Post Chaplain Award

Awarded annually to recognize an outstanding Post Chaplain

County Commander of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the County Commander doing outstanding work in their District.

Post Honor Guard Award

Awarded annually to posts and individuals dedicating their time to their Post Honor Guard.

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.

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.

2020 Eagle Scout of the Year

Post Excellence Award

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