2020 NCOA Military Vanguard Award Recipients

The Military Vanguard Award of the Non Commissioned Officers Association is awarded annually to a single member from each of the Armed Services who has distinguished himself or herself through acts of heroism.  The selection is done through a rigorous nominating and screening process within each of the military services.  These awards commemorate and honor an enlisted Medal of Honor recipient from each branch of service.  Military service is based on a sense of duty, on the assumption that the common good is more important than the individual.  The actions meriting the receipt of the 2020 NCOA Military Vanguard Awards personify the spirit and intent of this most prestigious recognition.

Recipients of NCOA’s 2020 Military Vanguard Awards were announced via a Zoom Meeting on June 24.  Read the accounts of the heroic actions of our 2020 Military Vanguard Award recipients:

SSG Benjamin J. Roberts  


SSgt Samuel S. Mullins


SO1 Mark T. Palmer


CMSgt James M. Traficante


EM2 Daniel M. Peters


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