The National Veterans Employment & Education Commission annually presents several awards at The American Legion's national convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.

The awards include:

  • Employer of the Year - Small Business, Mid-Sized Business and Large Business
  • Employer of the Disabled Award
  • Employer of Older Workers Award
  • Local Veterans Employment Representative of the Year
  • Outstanding Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist of the Year
  • Outstanding Employment Service Office of the Year
  • Michael Guty Homeless Veterans Outreach Award

Nomination forms for each award are available through American Legion department headquarters or by clicking here. All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form with no more than two pages of narrative, along with supporting documents. Departments will send reminders to all posts about nominations.

For more information:
(202) 263-5771
ecruz@legion.org

 

2020 National Award Winners:

Employer of Veterans Award (Small)

Nardis Gun Club

San Antonio, Texas

Employer of Veterans Award (Medium)

CyberDefenses, INc

Round Rock, Texas

Employer of Veterans Award (Large)

TriWest HealthCare Alliance

Phoenix, Ariz.

Employer of Older Workers Award

Lynden Air Cargo, LLC   

Anchorage, Alaska

Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) of the Year

Lee Ware

Fort Worth, Texas

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist of the Year

Trevor Wilson   

Fort Collins, Colo.

Employment of Local Office Award

Workforce Solutions Borderplex - Lower Valley American Job Center

El Paso, Texas

Michael Guty Homeless Veterans Outreach Award

Department of Ohio - Ride with Valor

Delaware, Ohio

Enhance the Lives of the Disabled Award

Veteran Outdoors Inc. 

Georgetown, Texas