About Our Military Service Awards Program

Program Purpose

The GEICO Military Service Awards Program recognizes and pays tribute to the many contributions of our nation's Military enlisted members as "Citizens and Service Members." Over the years, GEICO has observed many noteworthy contributions by those who serve the Civilian and Military Community as well as their country. Unfortunately, these worthy achievements often go unrecognized by the public.

The GEICO Military Service Awards, with the support of the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, help spotlight and publicly recognize valuable and lasting contributions that enlisted members of the Armed Services make in their communities.

The Award

The GEICO Military Service Awards honor one currently serving enlisted member from each of the six Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard & Space Force), and one enlisted member from the National Guard for their achievements and contributions on-duty and off-duty for their Military and Civilian communities. The achievements or contributions must be made in both of the following areas of endeavor:

  • Leadership (on-duty accomplishments)
  • Community Involvement (off-duty accomplishments)

The Active Duty/Reserve and National Guard recipients will be recognized annually and receive a certificate to commemorate their accomplishments, as well as a cash honorarium of $2,500 from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation.


All currently serving enlisted service members, including Reserve and National Guard with at least one year of retainability/obligated service remaining following the 30 December date of the award submission deadline are eligible. Previous GEICO Military Service Award recipients are ineligible.

Selection Criteria

Selections are based on demonstrated (on-duty/in-uniform) leadership and mission accomplishments that place this person head and shoulders above their peers while serving in one of the Armed Services, Reserves, or National Guard. Also, off-duty volunteer activities, contributions, or noteworthy accomplishments that enhance the Civilian community will be considered. In alignment with our value of intentional inclusion, we hope to receive a pool of candidates reflective of the various communities we serve.


Through the individual service's established procedures, each military branch of service may nominate FIVE Enlisted members who have provided outstanding service to the Military AND Civilian community through noteworthy achievements in the selected categories identified above.

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 Military or Civilian personnel.

Submit materials in one package consisting of not more than three pages through the appropriate Military Service channels. To be considered, all nominations must be submitted and received by the date established by each nominating activity.

Nomination packages shall consist of 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.

Individual units may nominate according to their service's established procedures, i.e., their Awards Branch, etc., but must submit a completed GEICO Military Service Award Nomination form. The nomination packages are due to GEICO no later than 30 December each year. GEICO will make the final selections and notify each Service of the recipient in the early part of the new year.

Point of contact for each service:

United States Army:
James "JT" Coleman
U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center
Building 4905 Ruf Ave
Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5363
Email: James.T.Coleman44.civ@army.mil
Phone: (334) 255-0043

United States Marine Corps:
Mr. Dale Wisnieski
CMC Safety Division (SD)
701 S. Courthouse Road, Bldg. 12
Suite 20050
Arlington, VA 22204-2462
Email: dale.wisnieski@usmc.mil
Phone: (703) 604-4459

United States Navy:
Keith Wilson
Commander Naval Safety Center
375 A Street, Building SP-91
NAS Norfolk, VA 23511-4399
Email: SAFE-ASHOREFDBK@navy.mil
Phone: (757) 444-3520, Ext. 7259
Fax: (757) 444-6044

United States Air Force:
Director, Awards & Decorations
550 C Street, W., Suite 12
JBSA Randolph, TX 78150-4714
Email: AFPC.DP1SSP.RecognitionProcess@US.AF.Mil
Phone: (210) 565-2520
Fax: (210) 565-3578

United States Space Force:
Director, Awards & Decorations
550 C Street, W., Suite 12
JBSA Randolph, TX 78150-4714
Email: AFPC.DP1SSP.RecognitionProcess@US.AF.Mil
Phone: (210) 565-2520
Fax: (210) 565-3578

United States Coast Guard:
Mark Davenport
Afloat Safety Program Manager
Safety Assurance and Risk Reduction, CG-1132
U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7907
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20593-7907
Email: Mark.r.davenport2@uscg.mil
Phone: (202) 475-5219

National Guard:
Sergeant Major Michael L. Spaulding
1636 Defense Pentagon (2E630)
Washington, DC
Email: Michael.L.Spaulding8.mil@army.mil
Phone: (703) 693-5055

For more information contact:

Chino Leiva
Military Affairs Department
One GEICO Plaza
Washington, DC 20076
Email: LuLeiva@geico.com
Phone: (910) 358-6070