Monday, March 21, 2011

Nominations Open for Citizen-Servicemember

Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines compose a vital part of our community. The Chamber wishes to recognize, with the 30th annual presentation, a Citizen-Soldier of the Year.

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee will make the selection of the honoree. Presentation of the award, named for Howard O. Scott, formerly a local banker and Chairman of the Chamber, will be made April 19, 11:45 a.m. at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma.

Letters of notification of this opportunity will soon be sent. You are requested to submit a nominee for this award. The guidelines are:
  1. National Guard or Reserve soldier, airman, sailor or Marine (activated Guard & Reserve are eligible)Residing in Tacoma or Pierce County
  2. Professional in military occupation
  3. An exemplary volunteer in the community
  4. Chamber member employers or employees will be accorded additional consideration
Nominations should be no longer than two pages, no photos. While military professionalism is important, this is usually a given standard. It is recommended that the nomination focus on the nominee's volunteerism in the community. You are referenced to the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, which has been added to the list of awards and decorations that earn promotion points.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 8. Nominations may be forwarded by email, fax at 253-597-7305 or mail to Chamber Scott Nomination, P.O. Box 1933, Tacoma 98402. Your consideration of this announcement is appreciated.

P.S.:  The Chamber annually recognizes active-duty servicemembers' citizenship with its John Anderson Military Citizen of the Year, approximately November 11.

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