About Our Military Service Awards Program

Program Purpose

The GEICO Military Service Awards Program spotlights the valuable and lasting contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces make in three specific areas of endeavor. These awards are supported by the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation.

The Awards

The awards honor one enlisted member from each Military service branch and one member from the reserve/national guard component. These individuals are recognized for their special achievements and contributions to the public good of the civilian and/or Military community. Each recipient receives a $2,500 cash honorarium. Read more about the outstanding Military Service Award Program winners.

Areas Of Endeavor

The enlisted member may receive an award for achievements or contributions in any of the following areas:

  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention
  • Fire safety and fire prevention
  • Traffic safety and accident prevention


Any active duty or reserve/national guard component enlisted member with at least one year of retainability/obligated service is eligible.

Selection Criteria

Individuals are selected based on recent contributions or noteworthy accomplishments in one of the areas of endeavor while serving on active duty or in the reserves/national guard. Contributions or accomplishments are evaluated through September 30 of each year. However, nominations may be based on activities that span several previous years, are ongoing, or were accomplished completely in the previous year.


Each unit, base, post, or activity nominates enlisted members it considers worthy, according to the established procedures of its particular service.

Nominees are judged on their contributions in career (on duty) or non-career (off-duty) related activities and the extent these activities serve to inspire other Military or civilian personnel.

Materials are submitted in one package consisting of three pages or fewer. The packet should be sent through appropriate Military service channels. To ensure a nominee is considered, the packet must be received by the date indicated by each service branch.

Nomination packages will consist of the following:

  • Biographical information about the nominee – Include a typewritten page, single-spaced, with the full name, grade, duty title, organization of assignment, office symbol, duty location, official and personal mailing address, official and home telephone numbers and a brief biographical sketch to include family, Military history, and both Military and civilian education and awards.
  • Reason for nomination – Describe the specific achievement(s) or service(s) for which the member is being nominated and explain how these contributions/accomplishments have benefited the Military or civilian community.
  • Photograph – Include one photograph, color, 8 x 10 inches, head, and shoulders view of the nominee in service dress uniform without headgear.
  • Endorsement letter – Obtain and enclose a letter of endorsement from the highest Military authority on the assigned installation.

Point of contact for each service:

Mr. Michael J. Negard
Director, Communications and Public Affairs US Army Combat Readiness Center
Bldg. 4905
5th Avenue
Ft. Rucker, AL 36362-5363
Email: michael.j.negard.civ@mail.mil
Phone: (334) 255-3770

Marine Corps:
CMC Safety Division (SD)
ATTN: Gunnery Sergeant Michael Milliner
701 S. Courthouse Road, Bldg. 12
Suite 20050
Arlington, VA 22204-2462
Email: Michael.milliner@usmc.mil
Phone: (703) 604-4463

Air Force
550 C Street, W.
JBSA Randolph, TX 78150-4714
Email: AFPC.DP1SSP.RecognitionProcess@US.AF.Mil
Phone: (210) 565-2520
Fax: (210) 565-3578

Coast Guard:
Dale A. Wisnieski
Safety & Environmental Health Manager
USCG Headquarters, COMDT (CG-1132)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20593-7907
Email: dale.a.wisnieski@uscg.mil
Phone: (202) 475-5206
Fax: (202) 372-8467

Commander Naval Safety Center
Code 42: ATTN: Mr. Bradley Loftis
375 A Street
NAS Norfolk, VA 23511-4399
Email: bradley.p.loftis@navy.mil
Phone: (757) 444-3520, Ext. 7822
Fax: (757) 444-6044

For more information write to:

Kevin Isherwood
Washington, D.C. 20076
Email: KIsherwood@GEICO.com
Phone: (240) 786-2775