Nominations for 2015 Veterans Awards
Honorary vetty recipient
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.
The George Washington University
Operation GW VALOR is spearheaded by Vice Admiral (ret) Melvin Williams, Jr., GW's Associate Provost for Military and Veterans Affairs. In addition, Dr. Alfred Hamilton, a Lieutenant Colonel (ret) and an Assistant Professor, serves as a senior advisor and helps us develop our academic strategy.
The goal of Operation GW VALOR is to bring together university stakeholders who interact with military and veteran students, and who can help the university focus initiatives in their home departments to better serve our students. As a collaborative initiative, Operation GW VALOR is supported by the following key groups:
The VALOR Advisory Board is a dedicated board of external advisors, a diverse mix of men and women who have volunteered to provide their work, wisdom, and wealth in support of VALOR students.
VALOR Staff: provides day to day leadership and accountability towards achieving desired effectiveness, performance, and outcomes associated with the Operation GW VALOR vision, mission, strategy, priorities (3 core values and initiatives-learning, service and excellence), and principles (PATRIOTS).
The VALOR Academic Council is a group of academic leaders representing all of GW's Schools and Colleges who gather quarterly to discuss how GW's course offerings and academic support services can be best tailored to assist the university's military and veteran students. The group is charged with helping to formulate innovative academic programs.
VALOR Champions are key collaborative stakeholders, university-wide across GW divisions, programs, schools, and geographic locations who choose to champion Operation GW VALOR vision, mission, strategy, priorities (3 core values and initiatives-learning, service and excellence), and principles (PATRIOTS). Meets periodically with VALOR staff to gain understanding of the Operation GW VALOR vision, mission, strategy, priorities (3 core values and initiatives-learning, service and excellence), and principles (PATRIOTS), to provide their views and perspectives, and to consider taking action to enhance the success of student military members, their student dependent family members, and student veterans (so as to) accelerate learning opportunities and rewards (VALOR).
Veterans Mental Health
Give an Hour
The 296 Project
The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center at
NYU Langone Medical Center