Nominations are closed for 2016. Check back for winners in early July.

Each year, Military Times honors five service members who demonstrate pride, dedication and courage beyond what is expected. These Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman and Coast Guardsman show concern for their fellow service members, their community and the country they serve. Nominations may be submitted by any of our readers – including parents, fellow service members, supervisors and commanding officers -- making this grassroots award unique from any other awards given to members of our Armed Forces.

Nominees must be serving in the military (active duty, Guard or Reserve) through August 2016 with exceptional service or achievements occurring between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • A high level of professionalism
  • Concern for fellow service members
  • Commitment to community service