We recently submitted a request for the VFW Cadet Officer and NCO of the Year awards. I just wanted to share some helpful information.
The award needs to be submitted on a CAPF 120, one copy is sent to the VFW National HQ, the other is sent up the chain to Group and Wing.
VFW National HQ:
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
We sent in the request mid February. I followed up this morning and it was received, then faxed to the IL VFW HQ on 3/7. IL VFW HQ sent the award packet to our Squadron CC on 3/21.
After talking to the IL representative she told me that we were the only ones in our Wing that submitted a request this year. I just thought I'd share all this in case a lack of "how to" was causing a lack of participation in the program.
The number for IL VFW HQ is 217-529-6688, both National and State HQ's reps were very friendly and helpful. When I called I told them I was following up on the VFW Civil Air Patrol awards and was transferred to the correct person both times (not a painful process at all).
More info here:https://www.vfw.org/-/media/vfwsite/files/my_vfw/training-and-support/community-service/youth-activities-chairmans-manual.pdf
If anyone needs an example of a justification for the Form 120 I'm happy to share ours for your reference.