POST 295 AWARDS & RECOGNITION


Members of the American Legion Family are recognized by the American Legion Department of Maryland and the National Organization. 


The awards presented to members of Vietnam Veterans Post 295 are presented here in the following order: National, Department, Post, Individual. Longevity Awards are recognized here.


2014 American Legion National Recruiter of the Year
National Commander Daniel Dellinger, present the plaque for National Recruiter of the Year to Post 295's Commander Robert Ouellette. To the right are his with Cathy Ouellette, Past Maryland Department Commander Gary Vogt and National Membership Chairman Kenneth E. Orrock.
National Commander Meritorious Certificates
Runner Up - National Recruiter of the Year
Department Membership Recruiter of the Year

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion Member who has 

recruited the most members in the Department during the current Legion Year.


2004 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2005 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2007 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2008 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2009 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2010 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2012 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2013 ~ Kathy Linkenhoker
 (as member of Post 136)
2014 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2015 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
Gold Brigade Membership Award

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion

member who has recruited 50 or more members in the current Legion Year.


2000 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette

2004 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette

2005 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2006 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2007 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2008 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2009 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2010 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2011 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2011 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker
2012 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2012 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker
2013 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2013 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker
2014 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2014 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker
2015 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette
2015 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker
2016 ~ Robert (Bob) Ouellette (13th Consecutive)
2016 ~ Kathie Linkenhoker (6th Consecutive)

 1st Place Department of Maryland Membership 301-500
Awarded to the Post who is the number 1 Post in membership by
category. Along with the trophy a check for $1000 is included in
 the award. 

1st Place
2012 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander
2014 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

2nd Place
2015 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander
2016 ~ Cliff Bergstresser, Commander

 Four Star Department Commanders Trophy

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts for being the 1st Post in Maryland to reach 4-Star (All Time High)


2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander


2008 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

Four Star Award All Time High

Description: This award is designed to recognize every American Legion Post 

for meeting or exceeding the All Time Post membership high. 

2004 ~ Rudy Wagner, Commander
2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander
2007 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander
2008 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander
 2009 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander 

*The Department of Maryland terminated the 3 & 4-Star recognition program in 2010.
 Three Star Department Commander’s Trophy

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts for being the 1st Post in Maryland to reach 3-Star (Membership Goal + 1%)

 

2004 ~ Rudy Wagner, Commander

 

2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

 Three Star Award

Description: This award is designed to recognize every American Legion Post for meeting or exceeding the 100% of the previous years membership.

 

2003 ~Rudy Wagner, Commander

 

2004 ~ Rudy Wagner, Commander


*The Department of Maryland terminated the 3 & 4-Star recognition program in 2010.

Platinum Record Breakers

Description:  This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts for meeting or exceeding 120% of their membership goal.


2003 for Achieving 152%
2004 for Achieving 402%
2005 for Achieving 177%
2007 for Achieving 153%
2008 for Achieving 137%
Gold Record Breaker
Description:  This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts for meeting or exceeding 110% of their membership goal.

2003 ~Rudy Wagner, Commander


Southern Maryland District County Commander of the Year
Southern Maryland District County Commander of the Year selected from County Commanders from Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and St Mary's Counties.

Bob Ouellette served as Montgomery County Commander for 3 terms, 2002-2003; 2003-2004 and 2008-2009.

Ouellette achieved 100% Membership Goal as County Commander in 2004 and 2009.
Southern Maryland District Oyster Bowl

Spafford Memorial Trophy Southern Maryland District

  2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Post Commander

Spafford Memorial Trophy Southern Maryland District

  2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Post Commander

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts

 in Southern Maryland District for having the highest membership 

percentage in each category by the cutoff date in January. 

 

Category I (Posts under 100)

 

1st ~ 2002-03 ~ Rudy Wagner, Commander

1st ~ 2003-04 ~ Rudy Wagner, Commander


Category II (Posts under 101 to 200)


2nd ~ 2004-05 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

1st ~ 2006-07 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander


 Category III (Posts under 201 to 500)


 2nd ~ 2007-08 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

2nd ~ 2008-09 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

1st ~ 2011-12 ~ Bob Ouellette,

 Commander
1st ~ 2013-14 ~ 

Bob Ouellette,

  Commander


Spafford Memorial Trophy Southern Maryland District

  2005 ~ Bob Ouellette, Post Commander

 ABBOTT CUP TROPHY

For Posts of 15 to 100 members

 2003 ~Rudy Wagner, Post Commander

2004 ~ Rudy Wagner, Post Commander

Archer Membership Trophy

Description: This award is designed to recognize American Legion Posts for the current Legion Year.


2007 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

2009 ~ Bob Ouellette, Commander

George W. Harrison Award

George W Harrison website award award will be given to the Post with the best website. Post must submit a complete form, "Best Post Website" by June 1 of the year to be considered. In addition, the Post must've been an active website for the entire award year this is to be recognize for the efforts of posts communicating the four pillars of the American Legion and making post information available to its members and the public via the Internet. The more exposure we achieve increasing in this increasingly complex electronic media world the more people will understand what the American Legion does for our Community, State and Nation.


2009 ~ 2012



Spafford Memorial Trophy Southern Maryland District  
2005 ~ Bob Ouellete, Post Commander
National Honor Ribbon

Description: To be awarded annually to American Legion Posts for having 100 per cent, or more, of the post's previous year's membership enrolled for the coming year by December 31.


2005 ~ Bob Ouellete, Post Commander
 American Legion Baseball


The American Legion Baseball Program is the corner stone of Post 295’s Children and youth Program. Youths from local high schools participate in baseball programs, ages range from 16 to 18.

 Maryland State Champions

2003 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2004 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2008 ~ Rick Price, Coach

 Montgomery County Legion

Baseball Champions

1990 ~ Rick Price, Coach

1992 ~ Rick Price, Coach

1999 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2003 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2004 ~ Rick Price, Coach

 2005 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2006 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2008 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2009 ~ Rich Price, Coach

2010 ~ Rick Price, Coach

2011 ~ Rick Price, Coach

AMERICAN LEGION & SCOUTING SQUARE KNOT AWARD


This award is designed to recognize American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion members who are actively involved in the Scouting program.  This award is not meant to be a selective or limited award, but one that is available to any American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion member who completes the requirements for the award.   The award is meant to recognize dedication and work required by an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion member to assist in furthering the Scouting program in The American Legion. 

Post 295 Recipients:

 Chris Glass

 Legionnaire of the Year


Description: Given to the Legionnaire who exemplifies 

the principles of the American Legion.

  2005 ~ Bob Ouellette (Montgomery County)

 2006 ~ Rick Price