||The VVA Commendation
Medal is the Corporations highest award, it is awarded for
outstanding, exemplary service to veterans, and the community. The
purpose of the award is to recognize those members, Associate or
Individual, who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to ideals,
mission, and goals of the Corporation through their work.
||Upon recommendation of a
Chapter President, State Council President, or their Executive
Board, the VVA National Public Affairs Committee, in consultation
with the President of the Corporation, may authorize the
awarding of the Medal.
The recommendation submitted must
include a detailed narrative describing the reasons and
circumstances why said submission should be considered. The attached
form is the only form recognized for each recommendation.
Except for the parties submitting an
individual recognition, the Committee and the President of the
Corporation will be the only individuals in possession of the
information, including the name, submitted. Prior to the actual
award ceremony, only the committee and the President of the
Corporation will know the identity of the award recipient. The
presentation of the VVA Commendation Medal will be made at a
convenient time and place, preferably among the recipients' peers.
Under no circumstances will the Corporation authorize any travel,
lodging, or per diem expenses for an individual to attend a National
Board of Directors meeting for the ceremony. If this kind of
presentation is desirable, the Chapter or State Council sponsoring
the individual may wish to provide financing for these expenses.
To preserve and protect the integrity
of the Medal, and the process, a subcommittee within the National
Public Affairs Committee will be responsible for all submissions.
Every effort will be made by the Subcommittee to safeguard the
confidentiality of the process and the presentation.