The National Veterans Employment & Education Commission annually presents several awards at The American Legion's national convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.

The awards include:

  • Employer of the Year - Small Business, Mid-Sized Business and Large Business
  • Employer of the Disabled Award
  • Employer of Older Workers Award
  • Local Veterans Employment Representative of the Year
  • Outstanding Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist of the Year
  • Outstanding Employment Service Office of the Year

Nomination forms for each award are available through American Legion department headquarters. All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form with no more than two pages of narrative, along with supporting documents. Departments will send reminders to all posts about nominations.

For more information:
(202) 263-5771


2019 National Award Winners:

Employer of Veterans Award (Small)

High Order Solutions, LLC

Frisco, Texas

Employer of Veterans Award (Medium)

SJ Innovations dba Computer System Designers (CSD)

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Employer of Veterans Award (Large)

Lockheed Martin

Bethesda, Md.

Employer of Older Workers Award

Harris Health System   


Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) of the Year

Kenneth D. Dinkins

Decatur, Ga.

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist of the Year

Katasha Gray   

Fort Worth, Texas

Employment of Local Office Award

Auburn WorkOne Northeast

Auburn, Ind.

Michael Guty Homeless Veterans Outreach Award

Department of New Jersey – Housing Our Heroes

Trenton, N.J.

Enhance the Lives of the Disabled Award

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI)