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Veterans Employment and Education Awards

The first American Legion Economic Commission award was established in 1947, and recognized individuals across the country who had established outstanding records in the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. Since that time, categories were added to the current nine award programs.  The Economic Commission is striving to award all possible pending awards that are available to The American Legion. 

The deadline for submittals to the Department of Iowa Veterans Veterans Employment and Education Committee is October 15.  It is important that the Post nominations are submitted by this time to ensure that they are considered for the Department awards to be delivered at the annual Department Convention.

All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form and must not be longer than two pages of narrative.  Supporting documents, which may also be submitted with the nomination, must not exceed ten pages.

Nominations from Posts, or sources outside The American Legion, must be sent to Department Headquarters.  The Department then selects one nominee as its winner and sends the nomination form for the winning employer to the National Veterans Employment and Education Committee.

Selection of the national winners will be made during the annual Washington Conference. The National winnersí will receive a stipend for travel expenses and are presented award plaques at the National Convention.

Economic Awards Brochure (PDF)

The Employer of Veterans Award (PDF)

Employment Service Awards (PDF)

Homeless Veterans Outreach Award (PDF)

Award to Enhance Lives of Disabled Persons (PDF)

Employer of Older Workers Award (PDF)


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