FODPAL has several awards that are presented to members, posts and departments for outstanding performance and duties to membership.

Erle Cockle Jr. Award:  Named after PNC Erle Cocke Jr., this award is presented to an outstanding member of the Legion family in good standing, for their service to the post, department, veterans and community. This annual award is made at the membership breakfast meeting at the National Convention. Nominations are made through the department and submitted at the annual spring meeting for the National Executive Committeeman from the FODPAL departments to select a winner.

Robert J. "Bob" Conrad Membership Award: Named after long-standing FODPAL member, past vice commander at large of the Department of France, and past NECman of the Department of Hawaii Robert J. Conrad, this award is for highest membership at the department and post levels. Membership awards for departments and posts are determined by the department and post at the highest percentage for membership at the close of the following membership year.

Award Recipients


Robert J. “Bob” Conrad Membership Award
Department Level

2004Puerto Rico
2005France
2006No Record
2007Mexico
2008Alaska
2009France
2010Mexico
2011Mexico

2012

2013

Philippines

Philippines


Robert J. “Bob” Conrad Membership Award
Post Level

2004Charles Dunn Post 75Canada
2005Canada Post 20Canada
2006No Record 
2007Post 84Puerto Rico
2008Chappie James Post 34Alaska
2009Copenhagen Post 1France
2010Cabo Rojo Post 47Puerto Rico
2011Aurora Borealis Post 21Alaska

2012

2013

Golfito Post 12

R.B. Anderson Post 44

Mexico

Hawaii


Erle Cocke Jr. Award

2002National Convention Staff 
2003No Award Given 
2004Doug HagganFrance
2005Clarence BaconPNC
2006Jimmie FosterAlaska
2007William DetweilerPNC
2008Peggy DettoriAlaska
2009Bruce ThiesenPNC
2010No Award Given 
2011Dan WheelerNational Adjutant
2012Mike WoodMexico
2012Ron HowkoFrance
2012Ernest KingAlaska

2012

2013

Bernard KY Lee

Gene Franks

Hawaii

Alaska