Chairman: Wes Anderson 

Posts and Districts are encouraged to submit nominations for the annual Department Post Chaplain Award. Here’s the guideline to preparing entries Department Chaplain of the Year Award.


Chaplain of the Year Award Nomination Purpose: 

To Honor Post and District Chaplains for their commitment and service to our veterans.
The following are the criteria for Chaplain of the Year Award:
• Must be serving or have served as either Post or District Chaplain.
• Be recognized for a positive impact on veterans in the community and for contributing to furthering the goals of the VFW.
• Focus shall be on ministering to other veterans and their families. Nominations can be made by any Post or District Officer.


• Nominations must be submitted to the State Chaplain no later than March 31st
• The written nomination should be no more than 2 pages
• Include a list of accomplishments and/ or community events participated in (ie. Volunteering for community, hospital visits, nursing home visits, etc.)
• Tell why you feel the Chaplain should be honored. Include the nominee’s cap size and phone number.
• Department judges will be 1 District Chaplain, 1 Past Department Commander, and 1 member at large.
• The Chaplain selected by the judges will be notified by the State Chaplain and announced at the State Convention Awards Banquet