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4th annual Veterans Awards

Nomination Submissions 

Nominations for the 4th Annual Veterans Awards will close on October 30, 2018.


Vettys (Veterans Awards of Distinction) shall be presented annually for notable achievements in public service within the veterans community.

 

VETERANS CHOICE: 

The award for this category shall be given to an individual or organization chosen by the community as a whole. The veterans choice category  is the only category open to the general public.  Voting for this category does not require AUSV membership. Both voting and nominations are open to all.  The individual or organization nominated should be highly admired and esteemed by the community by demonstrating leadership, excellence and public service to the community.  After the first round of nominations and voting closes, the top three candidates are then once again voted upon by the public. The winner of the  Veterans Choice category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: 

The award for this category shall be given to a candidate based upon the longevity of astonishing and impeccable merit in conjunction with excellent contributions to the veterans community, their families and members of the armed forces at large. This distinguished honor symbolizes a lifetime commitment to serving the public and honoring our veterans.  Nominations for this award are open to the public. Voting is only open to members of the Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV).  After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Lifetime Achievement category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


MENTAL HEALTH

This award shall be given to an organization, business entity, or program. The body of work for such entities should reflect a beyond exceptional quality of public service in the mental health arena. Mental health is a significant issue among our veterans community in extensive need of our attention. The Academy of United States Veterans values the tireless work that organizations and businesses put into serving our veterans health community in regards to mental health. Nominations for the Mental Health category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Mental Health category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.


NAVY SEAL, LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY EDUCATION AWARD

“Education will set you free” - NAVY SEAL LT Michael (Mike) P. Murphy. A selfless and magnanimous leader, Mike paid the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow SEAL members. He believed education can change lives and carve positive and enriching paths for all people. The Veterans Education category reflects an educational institution that has made significant strides in creating opportunities for helping veterans achieve their academic goals. Nominations for this category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Education category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.  


LEADERSHIP

This award shall be given to an individual whose leadership efforts has earned them excellent credibility within the veterans community through his or her ability to innovate, create and collaborate. Leadership symbolizes courage, responsibility and service. Nominations for the leadership category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Leadership category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


LGBTQ

This award shall be given to an individual or organization that has made powerful and impactful changes in enforcing the utmost respect and honor of the different sexual orientations, genders and identities found within our veterans community. Being an advocate for change can be challenging. Being an LGBTQ advocate within the veterans community can be even more challenging. That is why we honor those who are courageous enough to stand up and make a difference. Nominations for the LGBTQ category are open to the public. . After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner.  The winner of the LGBTQ category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.


EMPLOYMENT

This award shall be given to an entity that can demonstrate excellence in easing the challenging transition from the military to the civilian job force, connecting these two worlds and aiding military families in attaining sustainable and meaningful careers. The Academy of United States Veterans honors those who care about our veterans’ well-being and success. Nominations for the Employment category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Employment category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


VETERANS HOMELESSNESS

This award shall be given to an individual or organization in honor of their dedication to ensuring those in the veterans community receive housing and an overall feeling of security in their well-being. This entity focus on each individual in the community and their housing needs. Homelessness among veterans is a prevalent issue and one that needs to be addressed and constantly worked on. The Academy of United States Veterans seeks to recognize those who deeply care about our veterans community and the basic need of secure housing within it. Nominations for the Veterans Homelessness category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Veterans Homelessness category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


WOMEN VETERANS

This award shall be given to an entity that has demonstrated impact, value, and progress in empowering and advocating for women veterans across the nation. Since the beginning of World War I, woman have served in our military. However, they still face daily challenges that should not exist in the lives of these heroes . Woman veterans have tirelessly served our country and deserve the utmost respect.  There is an immense need for advocates for change. The Academy of United Sates Veterans honors those who greatly exhibit, through their entity, change for women veterans. Nominations for the Women Veterans category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The Women Veterans category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 


ART OF IMPACT

This award shall be given to an an individual that uses art of any form to positively impact and support the veterans community. The Art of Impact category will honor an individual for the vigorous work he or she has put in to bridge the gap between the entertainment community and the veterans community through their films that have supported the lives of our nation’s service members. This category celebrates those in the entertainment community striving to connect with their audience through their power of influence. Celebrities that portray the lives of veterans are shining a light on the issues that affect service members, while their impact brings more awareness to the public of issues that affect the veterans community. It is a positive for the veterans community to have people see their role models create something beneficial for the veterans community. Nominations for the Art of the Impact category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. AUSV members will vote again and the Board of Governors will then choose a winner. The winner of the Art of the Impact category will be announced the night of the Vettys®. 

 
 
 
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