Nominee Application

AWARDS PROCESS TIMELINE

  • TBA: Launch to the media and public, Award application process opens
  • TBA: Deadline for submission of all applications (12 Mid-night CST)
  • TBA: Selection of nominees by Blue-Ribbon Panel.
  • TBA: Nominations announced.
  • TBA: Awards voting by the general public begins.
  • TBA: Awards voting ends.
  • TBA: VIP Reception.
  • TBA: Awards Gala at the Arlington, TX Convention Center

Please provide submission information to applications@freedomhonors.com no later than TBA

Those competing for this award are considered based on the following criteria:

A.  Leadership: Nominees must have or had demonstrated exceptional leadership traits within their respective service or organization as evidenced in their character, conduct, ability to achieve goals, and accept additional responsibility.

B.  Military Accomplishments: Address job knowledge and leadership qualities as applied to resolve specific service issues, combat situations, or the development of new techniques, procedures, or processes that result in increased mission effectiveness of the armed services.

C.  Service to Others: Veterans or organizations in their local community, cultural societies, or associations. Participation in social, cultural, or religious activities in the military and/or civilian community that tangibly contribute to community or group welfare, morale, or status.

D.  Best Unit: Nominees must have or have demonstrated exceptional qualities as applied to specific service issues, combat situations, or development of new techniques, procedures, or processes that result in increased mission effectiveness recognized by wing, fleet, or battalion.

E. Best Overall Honor – Company: Nominees will show technique and process of how they work with military members and veterans who are employees, handle any special needs and explain how they show support of the two.

Eligibility Requirements for Nomination

A.    Nominees must meet the quality force standards for their respective service to be eligible to compete; veterans must have a clean civilian record. Individuals who have undergone disciplinary action within the award period or have an active unfavorable information file or are pending administrative/disciplinary actions are not eligible for this award, veterans who have any criminal actions pending are not eligible. (Veterans must three submit references (employer, church, organization)

B.    Community Service Organizations being nominated must be in good standing, must have a current tax filing, and an active IRS Tax ID number.

C.    The American Freedom Awards Committee may disqualify any winner selected if disqualifying information is discovered or subsequent misconduct arises which makes the award inappropriate.

1st Annual Awards Gala – Award Categories

“ACTIVE DUTY INDIVIDUAL” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR”

ACTIVE DUTY INDIVIDUAL (All Branches)
▪ Outstanding Commissioned Officer
▪ Outstanding Enlisted

“ACTIVE DUTY UNIT” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR”

ACTIVE DUTY UNIT (All Branches)
▪ Outstanding Unit

“GUARD and RESERVE INDIVIDUAL” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR”

GUARD and RESERVE INDIVIDUAL (All Branches)
▪ Outstanding Commissioned Officer
▪ Outstanding Enlisted

“GUARD and RESERVE UNIT” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR” GUARD and RESERVE UNIT (All Branches)
▪ Outstanding Unit

“VETERAN” title_back=”BEST OVERALL “VETERAN”

“COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING MILITARY/VETERANS”

COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING
MILITARY and VETERANS

“SERVICE ANIMAL and HANDLER” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR”

SERVICE ANIMAL and HANDLER
• Outstanding Military Working Animal
• Outstanding Military Animal Handler

“COMPANY SUPPORTING VETERAN EMPLOYEE’S” title_back=”BEST OVERALL HONOR”

COMPANY SUPPORTING VETERAN EMPLOYEE’S

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