ALL-AMERICAN

All-American Criteria 

The All-American program exists to recognize exceptional leadership and teamwork, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and VFW core programs. 

All-American Post Criteria

 

  • ·         Membership greater than 100%
  • ·         Must conduct two Membership recruiting events, submit reports through All-American Dashboard.
  • ·         Post-Election Report must be submitted to National
  • ·         Meet all the following Program Participation Criteria:

 

o   Voice of Democracy - minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

o   Patriots Pen - minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

o   Hold a fundraiser with the proceeds going to Veterans & Military Support Programs Services, minimum of $100.

o   National Citizenship Education Teachers Award – one entry advanced to next level of judging

o   A Post must submit a community service report to their department for submission to the All-American Dashboard NLT 30 June 2023

o   Buddy Poppy- Purchase five per member in the Post

All-American Post Award

All Posts that meet the Qualifying Percentage and the program participation criteria will receive an All-American Post Citation, Post Streamer and be recognized in the VFW magazine. 

The top 50 Posts in each Division will receive: 

 

  • ·         Acknowledgment in VFW Magazine
  • ·         Acknowledgement during the All-American Awards Ceremony at the National Convention
  • ·         All-American Post citation
  • ·         All-American Post streamer
  • ·         All-American citation - commander
  • ·         All-American name badge - commander
  • ·         All-American cap (commander only, quartermaster and Post members may purchase "Post Member” cap)
  • ·         All-American lapel pin (commander only, quartermaster may purchase pin)
  • ·         All-American Team Post Member lapel pin (25 pack)The top five commanders in each division will also receive:

 

o   A $1,000 stipend to be used toward attending the VFW National Convention

o   Reserved seating at the VFW National Convention joint opening session

All-American District Criteria

 

  • ·         Membership greater than 100%
  • ·         Conduct two Membership recruiting events, submit report through the dashboard.
  • ·         District-Election Report must be submitted to National
  • ·         Meet all the following Program Participation criteria:

 

o   Voice of Democracy - minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging

o   Patriots Pen - minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging

o   National Citizenship Education Teachers Award – one entry advanced to Department judging

All-American District Award

All Districts that meet the Qualifying Percentage and the program participation criteria will receive an All-American District Citation, All-American Streamer and be recognized in the VFW magazine.

The Top 25 Districts in each Division will receive:

 

  • ·         All-American District streamer
  • ·         All-American District citation - commander
  • ·         All-American name badge - commander
  • ·         All-American cap (commander only, quartermaster may purchase cap)
  • ·         All-American lapel pin (commander only, quartermaster may purchase pin)
  • ·         The top two District commanders in each division will also receive:

 

o   A $1,000 stipend to be used toward attending the VFW National Convention.

o   Reserved seating at the VFW National Convention joint opening session.

All-American Department Criteria

 

  • ·         Membership must be greater than 100%
  • ·         Must conduct two Membership recruiting events, report of these events must be submitted through the All-American dashboard.
  • ·         Conduct a Department Commander’s "Official Visit or Round Up” prior to Jan 1, 2023, with a report submitted through the All-American dashboard.

 

 

National Legislative Service

 

  • ·         Monthly National Legislative Service committee member reports submitted to National Legislative Service in Washington, D.C.

 

 

National Veterans Services

 

  • ·         Must have a State/Department service officer and submit his or her name and contact information to National Veterans Services in Washington, D.C. by July 31, 2022.
  • ·         Department Service Officer successfully completes NVS training requirements with a passing grade.
  • ·         Department Service Officer or appropriate designee reports hosting Post Service Officer training to NVS. Reports due by 30 June 2023.

 

 

Programs

 

  • ·         Voice of Democracy - An entry advanced to National judging
  • ·         Patriot’s Pen - An entry advanced to National judging
  • ·         Veterans & Military Support Programs – Must complete State/Department fundraiser and proceeds donated to Veterans & Military Support Programs, Kansas City, Mo. (*see last page)
  • ·         Must have at least One teacher submitted for the Teacher of the Year competition. (One entry from one of the three categories).

 

All-American Department Award

 

  • ·         All-American Department streamer
  • ·         All-American Department citation - commander
  • ·         All-American name badge - commander
  • ·         All-American cap - commander - quartermaster may purchase cap
  • ·         All-American lapel pin - commander - quartermaster may purchase pin
  • ·         $1,000 stipend to be used toward attending the VFW National Convention
  • ·         Reserved seating at the VFW National Convention Joint Opening Session

 

Post Membership Divisions and Minimum Qualifying Percentages

Division

Total Membership

 

Qualifying Percentage

1

951+

 

 

Over 100%

2

750

950

 

Over 100%

3

356

749

 

Over 100%

4

246

355

 

Over 100%

5

185

245

 

Over 100%

6

143

184

 

Over 100%

7

112

142

 

Over 100%

8

88

111

 

Over 100%

9

68

87

 

Over 100%

10

51

67

 

Over 100%

11

10

50

 

Over 100%

District Membership Divisions and Minimum Qualifying Percentages

Division

Total Membership

 

Qualifying Percentage

1

5,000

14,000

 

Over 100%

2

3,282

4,999

 

Over 100%

3

2,172

3,281

 

Over 100%

4

1,447

2,171

 

Over 100%

5

906

1,446

 

Over 100%

6

1

905

 

Over 100%