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VFW Public Servant Awards 

Written by The Bee News

November 8, 2020

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VFW Public Servant Awards

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Post Safety Chairmen are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to their Post by November 15, who then has to have them to Department Headquarters by Jan 1st.  (Application https://vfwsd.org/uploads/Documents/2020PublicServantAwardPostEntryForm.pdf

VFW National Law Enforcement Public Servant Citation: Any individual who serves in a municipal, county, state or federal unit tasked with enforcement of the laws pertaining to their area of responsibility. This award does not apply to individual employed by private companies or security services. VFW National Firefighters Public Servant Citation: Any individual who actively fights fires as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to fight fires and give assistance to our nation’s citizens. Criteria for these awards – Candidates must have demonstrated: 1) Recognition by their colleagues or those they serve. 2) Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties. 3) Consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession

Documentation required for all Candidates: 1) Nomination letter containing the candidate’s name, title, address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered. a. Include justification outlining background in field, accomplishments and awards. Note NEW (not required) One (1) page VFW Public Servant Award Citation Post Entry Form is now available on the VFW website. You can locate this form by logging in to vfw.org and searching under “My VFW” in the Training & Support section. Or going directly to https://vfwsd.org/uploads/Documents/2020PublicServantAwardPostEntryForm.pdf  All completed applications can be mailed to the Post, emailed to [email protected] or dropped off to the post.  If you have any questions please contact the Mohave Valley VFW at 928-788-3202 and ask for the Post Commander.

 

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