GEICO Accepting Nominations for 2023 Military Service Award Honorees
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 24, 2023—GEICO is now accepting nominations for its 35th annual GEICO Military Service Awards. Through this program, one active duty or reserve enlisted member from each branch of military service and one enlisted member from the National Guard will be honored for volunteer activities and contributions that enrich their communities, as well as mission accomplishments while on duty.
"Countless military members give so much of their time to serve our country and their local communities, and many don’t receive the recognition they deserve for these selfless acts," said Lona Montgomery, GEICO vice president of agency operations. "That's why we started the GEICO Military Service Awards more than three decades ago, to not only honor our service members but also reward them for their dedication."
GEICO Military Service Award honorees receive a certificate of achievement to commemorate their accomplishments, as well as a cash honorarium of $2,500 from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. Since this program was founded, GEICO has contributed more than $250,000 to honor members of the military.
The 2023 GEICO Military Service Award nomination forms are due to GEICO no later than Dec. 30, 2023. Individuals interested in submitting a nomination can learn more about the application requirements for each branch of the military and where to send a completed application on GEICO's Military Service Award homepage.
Each branch of the military is eligible, including:
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps
- Space Force
All currently serving enlisted service members, including Reserve and National Guard with at least one year of retainability/obligated service remaining following the Dec. 30, 2023 submission deadline, are eligible.
Through the individual service's established procedures, each unit, base, post, or activity may nominate five enlisted members who have provided outstanding service to their military and civilian communities.
Nominees will be judged first on their off–duty volunteer activities, and then their in–uniform accomplishments, to the extent these activities serve to inspire civilians and military personnel.
Individuals who fill out a nomination should submit materials in one package consisting of no more than three pages. To be considered, all nominations must be submitted and received by Dec. 30, 2023.
Nomination packages must include the following:
- A completed GEICO Military Service Award nomination form.
- A high resolution, digital photo with head and shoulders view of the nominee in service dress uniform without cover/headgear.
- A letter of endorsement from the highest Military authority on the assigned installation or the first O–6 commander in the chain of command.
GEICO will make its final selections and notify each recipient and their respective command during the first half of 2024.
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