Established in 2003 by the Past Presidents Parley Committee, this award has evolved from honoring women veterans to honoring women who are actively serving our country.
Recipients are guests at the Auxiliary’s national convention where the awards are presented. Award winners who are not already Auxiliary members may be presented a one-year honorary membership in the Auxiliary department of her choice.
Army: Maj. Malikah Morgan
Marine Corps Capt. Amanda Mathew
Navy: Aviation Ordinance Technician 2 (1st Class) Susana Saenz
Air Force: Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle
Coast Guard: Lt. Cmdr. Sarah M. Janaro
Application DeadlineThe application deadline is the first Friday in June of each calendar year.
Each unit may submit one entry for each branch of the service. Recipients are selected by the Past Presidents Parley, a national committee comprised of past presidents of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Women have played a big role in military history, and I thank those who went before me as they laid the groundwork for those of us who serve today. " – Hollie Boley-Rinachler, Navy, past recipient
I take training female soldiers in today’s armed forces personally and instill in them a pride no one will take from them: the pride of being a woman." – SSG Lisa Woods, Army, past recipient
American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters