Military Charity Organization announces the 2019 Service Members of the Year

Written by Stephanie Gildea June 26, 2019 0 comment

VIENNA, VA, June 24, 2019 – Military Charity Organization today released the honorees for the 2019 Service Members of the Year Awards. These awards recognize service members from each branch of the military who demonstrate pride, dedication and courage beyond their call of duty. They display a high level of professionalism, concern for fellow service members and commitment to community service.

Honorees will be recognized at a special event in Washington D.C. on July 10. This is the first year the event will take place at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, at an invite-only awards ceremony and celebratory dinner. Members of Congress as well as senior Pentagon and military officials will be in attendance. John Roberts, Chief White House Correspondent at Fox News Channel and Kyra Phillips, Investigative Correspondent at ABC News will MC the event.

Military Charity Organization is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes to recognize, salute and highlight the exemplary service of active duty personnel serving in each branch of the U.S. Armed Services, and support other organizations conducting activities with similar goals. Military Charity Organization is an independent affiliate of Military Times, the organizer of Service Members of the Year since 2001.  

Also at the awards ceremony, the Veteran of the Year Award and the Chairman’s Veteran Achievement Award will be presented. The Veteran of the Year Award pays special tribute to a veteran who has continued to serve the community since leaving the active service. The Chairman’s Veteran Achievement Award is presented to a military veteran whose distinguished success and achievement in the civilian sector embodies the values, skills and opportunities created by military service.

This year’s honorees are as follows:

Soldier of the Year: SPC Shayn Lindquist

Marine of the Year: Master Sgt. Jarad Stout

Sailor of the Year: Master Chief Raina Hockenberry

Airman of the Year: TSgt. Cody Smith

Coast Guardsman of the Year: BM1 Nathan Reynolds

Veteran of the Year: Adam Keys

Chairman’s Veteran Achievement Award: Patrick McKenna

The 2019 Service Members of the Year Awards are made possible by support from sponsors: presenting sponsor, The Fisher House Foundation, Bell, IHG Army Hotels, JUUL Labs, LTC Partners, Leonardo DRS, & University of Maryland University College.   

To learn more about the Service Members of the Year Awards, go to:

Military Charity Organization PR Contact:
Christine Aquino