GEICO kicks off 2017 Military Service Awards to honor outstanding U.S. servicemen and servicewomen

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2017 – In 1936, Leo and Lillian Goodwin's vision for the company centered on providing insurance for government employees, military personnel and their families. GEICO continues to provide services for the military and the company is honored to support those who offer their services so willingly.

Following a long tradition, GEICO is now accepting nominations for the 30th annual GEICO Military Service Awards. Through this program, one member of each Military branch and one National Guard or Reserve Forces member will be honored for their outstanding volunteer service to their Military and civilian communities.

"In 1988 GEICO launched the Military Service Awards program to recognize the valuable contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces make in their communities," said Wayne Petro, director of GEICO's military department. "Many of our enlisted service members go above and beyond the call of duty, volunteering their time to support the public good. We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to honor those distinctive volunteers each year."

Each unit, base, post, or activity may nominate eligible enlisted members, according to the established procedures of its particular service. Nominees should exhibit noteworthy contributions or accomplishments while serving on active duty or in the reserves/national guard in one of the fields recognized by the GEICO Military Service Awards.

GEICO presents awards in three categories:

  1. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
  2. Fire Safety and Fire Prevention
  3. Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention

The GEICO Philanthropic Foundation will present GEICO Military Service Award recipients with a cash award and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from wherever they are serving.

The 2017 GEICO Military Service Awards ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2018, with military officials and GEICO representatives in attendance.

Nomination procedures are published by each individual service. Military members should contact their local base safety or personnel office for submission information.

Military members can learn more about the GEICO Military Service Awards through their local base safety or personnel office.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.