Below is a list of the awards and recipients of the 102nd American Legion National Convention in Phoenix.
Distinguished Service Medal: Diane carlson evans
James V. Day “Good Guy” Award: Mark Eaton (posthumously)
National Color Guard Competitions: Military – Open: American Legion Post 124, Westfield, Mass. Military: Harrisburg American Legion Post 472, Houston Advance / Remove Colors: Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291, Newport Beach, California.
National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year: Sgt. Daniel Martin of Omaha, Neb.
National firefighter of the year: Robert Nagle of Gallitzen, Pennsylvania.
Fourth power : Broadcast: “The Price of Protection … Court-Ordered Trusteeship Issues,” WFTS, Tampa, Fla. Internet / New Media: Coverage of Marine Corps Proposal to Close Parris Island Recruit Depot, Military.com “funeral veterans, Messenger of the day, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Spirit of Service Award (given to active duty military personnel for volunteer work): Air Force Staff Sgt. Army Sgt. Zachariah D. Austin. Marine Corps Cpl Joselito Cabang. Darla L. Dunning Marine Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael P. Monahan Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Rooks Army National Guard Pvt. 1st Class Alejandro Sanchez
National Recruiter of the Year: Martha A. Bigbie of the American Legion Lester Keate Post 90 in St. George, Utah
Race to the top (given to district commanders who meet at least 100 percent of the district membership goal as of March 31): Bruce Carl
Johnny D. Castro James F. Defrehn Stephen N. Foster James R. Gibson
100% Department Commander of the Year (given to any Department Commander who meets or exceeds the 100% target by the May target date): Milo Vukovich, Department of Mexico
100% Department Membership Reward: Department of Mexico
Henry D. Lindsley Trophy (Membership): Utah Department
OL Bodenhamer Trophy (N ° 1 of the members in the June report): South Dakota Department
Ralph T. O’Neil Education Trophy (for greater American Legion School Medal rewards use activity): Montana Department
Daniel J. O’Connor Americanism Trophy (for the best full Americanism activities): Florida Department
Frank N. Belgrano Trophy (in support of the Boy Scouts of America): Missouri Department
Garland D. Murphy Jr. Award (based on actual contributions received during the year 2021 from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation): Florida Department
US “Udie” Grant Legacy Award (based on total combined donations from the American Legion Family to the Child Welfare Foundation): Florida Department
Children’s Welfare Foundation Award of Excellence (given for the largest increase in per capita donations to the CLF): Nevada Department
Child Welfare Foundation Award of Excellence: Nevada Department
William F. Lenker National Service Trophy (to better support and implement programs for the benefit of veterans and their families): Pennsylvania Department
Employer of the year (for companies and companies dedicated to hiring veterans): Small Category: Nardis Gun Club Medium Category: CyberDefenses, Inc. Large Category: TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Employer Award for Older Workers: Lynden Air Cargo, LLC
Michael Guty Homeless Veterans Awareness Award: Ohio Department – Ride with Valor
Local Employment Services Office Price: Borderplex Workforce Solutions – American Lower Valley Employment Center
Local Veterans of the Year Employment Representative: Lee ware
Disabled Veterans Awareness Program Specialist of the Year: Trevor Wilson
Improving the lives of people with disabilities: Veteran Plein Air Inc.