Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Seeking Nominations for Veterans of Distinction Award

September 14, 2016
Press Release

Second Annual Award Aims to Recognize Outstanding S. AZ. Veterans


TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced that her office is accepting nominations for the second annual Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. The award recognizes veterans in the Second District who continue to go above and beyond to serve their communities.

“Though they no longer wear the uniform, many Southern Arizona veterans continue to exemplify the values of duty, service, and selflessness at the heart of our military,” said Congresswoman McSally, a 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force. “It was my honor to recognize many exceptional individuals for this award last year, and we look forward to repeating that success this year.”

The Veterans of Distinction Award is open to any resident of Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District who has served in the armed forces.

In 2015, first place went to Daniel Standage, a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps who helped establish the University of Arizona’s Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center, a facility that helps veterans transition from military life into higher education. This year, Mr. Standage will serve on the panel of veterans and other community members who will review nominations and choose the 2016 winners.

Rep. McSally with the 2015 Veterans of Distinction Award nominees and winners

More photos from the 2015 award ceremony can be found here:

Individuals looking to nominate veterans in the 2nd District should fill out a nomination form, which can be found HERE or at Nomination forms can be dropped off to the Tucson or Sierra Vista offices, submitted via fax at (520) 322-9490, or emailed to Lindsay Dearing at The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 14, 2016.