The objective of the USAWOA Awards Program is to provide the following:
The following is the general eligibility criteria for each type of award:
The awards year will be from 1 July to 30 June of each given year. This covers all awards that must be considered and chosen by the National Awards Committee. This timeline does not cover the Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising Awards.
When a nomination is disapproved, the approving authority may reconsider the nomination for a lower level award. Nominations previously disapproved by an approving authority may be resubmitted for reconsideration providing that new or improved justification or evidence is furnished.
Regions and Chapters are encouraged to order their awards from a source approved by the National Headquarters. Each Region or Chapter is responsible for ordering and funding awards presented at their level.
The National, Region or Chapter Presidents (or their designated representatives) will present all awards for their respective levels. Ceremonies may range from formal presentations at annual meetings to small office ceremonies at which the citation will be read and the award presented to the recipient. Most National Level Awards will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Members Awards Banquet.
Winners of USAWOA awards will be given maximum publicity in the Newsliner and other media as appropriate. The Executive Director and the Newsliner Editor should be furnished with photographs and press releases of all awards.
Award winners, for all levels of awards, will not be announced or publicized until presentation at an awards ceremony.