JAMES C. GATES DISTINGUISHED
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
National Employment Awards Program
The James C. Gates Distinguished Service Award is given each year in
recognition of extraordinary and meritorious service to those who have substantially
contributed to advancing meaningful employment for veterans. The Award gives particular
attention to those involved in outreach to homeless, disabled, or long term unemployed
veterans; those whose efforts deliver veterans from despair by assisting them to become
employable again. Examples: persons or organizations that place veterans in jobs; provide
counseling and training that leads to a job; provide housing for veterans and their
families; provide work clothes, tools or arrange for temporary transportation so a veteran
can accept a job offer. Basically, the efforts of the individual or organization that
receive this award will stand out among all others.
Any individual, group or organization that can be considered extraordinary in their contributions to advancing veterans employment opportunities.
Any individual may nominate a candidate for this award. Departments will select one candidate for national consideration.
Recommendations should include a statement detailing the exceptional character of the nominee's accomplishments in providing employment services to veterans.
Narrative statement relating activities of nominee, emphasizing those unique, unusual,
exemplary or outstanding accomplishments in job development or other employment related
actions on behalf of veterans.
Examples of special job development efforts and/or other outstanding services.
If nominee is an individual, send an 8x10" clear glossy head and shoulder photograph along with the nomination.
Except as required above, do not submit still film, movie, tape recordings, transcript records, drawings, diagrams, meeting programs, books or other material that does not support the requested information.
Submitted by: Address: Telephone No: Date: VFW DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL USE ONLY DEPARTMENT:_____________________ SIGNATURE:______________________ POSITION:_______________________ DATE:___________________________
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