Outstanding Virginian


The purpose of the Outstanding Virginian Committee is to recognize a Virginian who emulates the motto of The American Legion Auxiliary “Service, no Self”.

Award Rules:

  1. Nominee should be someone who is a truly Outstanding Virginian. It is to be awarded at the Department Convention in July.
  2. Nominee must be a resident of Virginia but not necessarily a member of The American Legion Auxiliary.
  3. The nominee should be well-known generally on a statewide basis. The nominee must be highly respected in their field of endeavor and as a citizen.
  4. The nominee MUST NOT KNOW that the nomination is being made.
  5. Nominations should be in the form of a resume and letters of recommendation.Nominations should be sent to the Chair of this Committee. Nominations are due by April 1, 2023.
  6. All nominations will be considered by the Department President and the Department President’s Advisory Committee.
  7. The Department President will invite the recipient to attend the Department Convention to receive the award.



Chair:  Dr. Lisa Chaplin, PDP
Member: Nancy Harting, PDP
Member: Sallie Rossman. PDP


Outstanding Virginian 2022-2023