2018-2019 Recipients (from left to right) USMC Col Jennifer Shaar, USCG PO Elizabeth Haworth, USA CWO3 Kaylan Harrington, USAF Lt. Col. Rachelle Hartze

Salute to Servicewomen Award

Established in 2003, this award has evolved from honoring women veterans to honoring women who are currently serving our country in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force – including the National Guard and Reserve components of each branch.

One servicewoman from each branch of service will be recognized. 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.

Award Criteria

  • Must be currently serving in the U.S. armed forces
  • Must submit a narrative of 750 words or less on the topic specified in the application
  • Membership in the Auxiliary is desired, but not required

Application Deadline

The application deadline is the first Friday in June of each calendar year.

Each American Legion Auxiliary 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.