The American Legion’s Veterans Employment and Education Commission announced the 2015 national award winners for excellence in veterans’ employment during the Legion’s 98th National Convention in Cincinnati.
The annual awards program was established in 1947 and recognizes companies and individuals that support and employ veterans throughout the country for each calendar year. Two of this year’s awards, Employer of Veterans Award in the large company category and the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist of the Year, were presented Aug. 31 at convention.
Employer of Veterans Awards (Small)
Operation: Job Ready Veterans, Indianapolis
Employer of Veterans Award (Medium)
Stresscon Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Employer of Veterans Award (Large)
New York Shipping Association, Inc., Edison, N.J.
Employer of Older Workers Award
First Transit, Houston
Enhance the Lives of the Disabled Award
Outdoor Freedom Network, Broaddus, Texas
Local Veterans’ Employment Representative of the Year
Nancy Brown, Wausau, Wis.
Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialist of the Year
Dwight A. Butler, Fayetteville, N.C.
Employment of Local Office Award
Fargo Customer Service Office, Fargo, N.D.
Homeless Veterans Outreach Award
George Walker, Department of Georgia, Savannah, Ga.