NEWS-01: National Awards Nominations open Feb 1, 2013

posted Jan 25, 2014, 9:36 AM by Scott Vaden   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 9:39 AM ]
Date: 1/17/2014

NEWS-01: National Awards Nominations open Feb 1, 2013
Submitted by: John Stanford - Nat'l Awards Chairman on 1/13/2014
The 2014 National Awards Nomination Process starts Feb 1st 2014 and will close as of April 30, 2014. The announcements of the Awardees and presentation of awards will happen at the Awards Banquet at the 2014 National Convention in Burlingame CA.

It is that time of year to take some time to write up your recommendations for a National Award to recognize your shipmates for the voluntary work they do in support of our brotherhood, our organization and its purpose.

We all have shipmates that deserve the recognition for their hard work in support of our organization and its purpose, and it shines a favorable light on your base as well. Don’t forget your hard working associate members. They are eligible for some of these awards as well.

Any USSVI member may nominate any other member (or for a Base for certain awards as stated in the Award description).

Don't recall the awards and criteria? Here is a summary listing of the award categories.

1. Joe Negri ‘Shipmate of the Year’ Award
2. Robert Link National Commander’s Commendation Award
3. Meritorious Award
4. Golden Anchor Award
5. Silver Anchor Award
6. Ben Bastura Historical Achievement Award
7. Base Newsletter of the Year Award (Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014)

Each Award has specific criteria to meet and some of the criteria have changed since last year, so please read the manual for a careful review. The Awards Manual with descriptions of each award and the criteria for each is available on the internet at under the Awards Button and the internet link is shown below for your convenience.

Please take a look at the Manual, and start thinking about your Shipmates who should be nominated for the various Awards.

If you have any questions about the Program or the individual award criteria please contact me at the email or phone numbers listed.
John Stanford
National Awards Chairman