4th annual Veterans Awards

Nomination Submissions 

Nominations for the 4th Annual Veterans Awards will close on Friday, October 5, 2018.


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

 

VETERANS CHOICE: 

This award shall be given to an individual or organization chosen by the community as a whole. To vote on this award you do not have to be member of the AUSV. Nominations as well as voting are opened to all.  This award is the only award that is opened to the general public. The individual or organization should be highly admired and respected by the community as well as demonstrate leadership, excellence and public service to the community in order to receive a nomination.  After nominations are placed and everyone votes, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. After nominations, voting will commence. The winner of the  Veterans Choice category will be announced the night of the Vettys. 


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: 

This award shall be given due to the longevity of astonishing merit and 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 community. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Lifetime Achievement award 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 consistent high quality of public service in the mental health arena. Mental health is a significant issue that deserves our attention. We value the hard work that organizations and businesses put into serving our mental health community. Nominations for the Mental Health award are accepted by the general public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Mental Health award will be announced the night of the Vettys. 


NAVY SEAL, LT MICHAEL P. MURPHY EDUCATION AWARD

“Education will set you free.” - NAVY SEAL LT Mike Murphy. Mike was a selfless leader who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow SEAL members. He believed education can change lives and pave paths for all people. The Veterans Education is presented to an educational institution that has made great strides in helping veterans achieve their academic goals despite their financial restraints, and allows for opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them in academia. Nominations for this Vetty are open to everyone. After nominations are placed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this category will be chosen by the Board of Governors. 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 great credibility within the veterans community through his or her ability to innovate, create, and collaborate. Leadership symbolizes courage, responsibly, and service. Nominations for the leadership category are open to the public. After nominations are placed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this category will be chosen by the Board of Governors. 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 impactful changes in enforcing respect and honor of the different sexual orientations, genders, and identities found within our veterans community. Being an advocate for change can be difficult. Being an LGBTQ advocate within the veteran community can be even more difficult. That is why we honor those who are courgaeous enough to stand up and make a difference. Nominations for the LGBTQ award are open to the public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The LGBTQ award will be announced the night of the Vettys. 


EMPLOYMENT

The transition from the military to the civilian job force can be challenging. This award is given to an entity that can demonstrate excellence in connecting the two worlds and aid military families in attaining sustainable and meaningful careers. Academy of United States Veterans honors those care about our veterans well being and success. Nominations for the Employment award are open to the public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Emplyment award 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 in securing the housing and well-being of veterans within the community. 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. We seek to recognize those who care about our veteran community. Nominations for the Veterans Homelessness award are open to the public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Veterans Homelessness award 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 the 1970s our country has allowed woman into the military. However, they still face daily challenges that shouldn't exist. Woman veterans serve an immense deal for our country, they deserve advocates for change. Here at Academy of United Sates Veterans we honor those who demonstrate, through their entity, change for woman veterans.   Nominations for the Women Veterans award are open to the public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Women Veterans award will be announced the night of the Vettys. 


ART OF IMPACT

This award shall be given to an entity or an individual that uses art of any form to positively impact and support the veterans community. The Art of Impact award category will honor an individual or entity for the tireless work he/she has put in to bridge the gap between the Hollywood community and the veterans community through their films that have ported the lives of our nation’s service members. The entertainment community strives to connect with its audience through their power of influence. Celebrities that portray the lives of veterans are shining a light on the issues that affect service members. Their impact leaves the public yearning to hear more of their story. People want to see their role models that they have watched, listened to and read about create something beneficial for the veteran community. Nominations for the Art of the Impact award are open to the public. After nominations are placed and the Academy members vote, the nominations are narrowed down to three candidates. The winner of this award will be chosen by the Board of Governors. The Art of the Impact award will be announced the night of the Vettys.