NAME: The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation (FLHF) Distinguished Service Award
The FLHF Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious honor awarded by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation.
CRITERIA: The recipient must be an American citizen who has shown and/or demonstrated extraordinary qualities of leadership, integrity, service, philanthropy and patriotism. The recipient must have made unusual and lasting contributions to our American heritage by truly giving of himself/herself to his/her community, state, country and fellow man.
ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS: Any American citizen deemed worthy of recognition by the Board of Directors of the FLHF. Nominees do not need to be a military veteran or to be associated with the Foundation in any way.
FREQUENCY OF AWARD: There is no requirement to present the award on an annual basis. Rather, the award is to be given on the basis of merit only. When possible, the award will be bestowed on the recipient at the Foundation's annual Gala.
SPECIFICS OF AWARD: There should be a permanent display in the Museum display area to ensure maximum exposure. That display should list the names of past recipients and indicate the year awarded. A photograph of the most recent recipient and a copy of his or her citation should also be on display.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
2013 -- Major Glenn L. Ferguson, USMC (Retired)
2014 -- Lieutenant Colonel Gerald F. Coleman, USMC (Retired)
2015 -- Gary Sinise See the video
2016-2017 -- Colonel John Herschel Glenn, Jr.