Military Times and the Military Times Foundation Announce 2024 “Service Member of the Year” Recipient’s

Military Members From Each Branch will be Honored at Gala Event in Washington, DC, April 24, 2024

ARLINGTON, VA., February 22, 2024 – For the past 23 years, annual “Service Members of the Year” awards have honored one outstanding military member (active duty, Guard or Reserve) from each branch of U.S. military service who has gone beyond the call of duty.  The awards are administered by Military Times and the Military Times Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit subsidiary of the Sightline Media Group.  This year’s recipient’s will be celebrated at an A-list gala awards event, on April 24, 2024 at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, attended by congressional, military and community leaders.

Since 2019, the Military Times Foundation has donated over $20 million in cash and media value to support over 150 military and veteran service organizations, such as Fisher House, Children of Fallen Patriots, TAPS, Objective Zero and others.

This year’s recipients include:


Recipients have been nominated by their compatriots and commanding officers.  The Military Times Foundation selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Their recent actions in their military career have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Their Service recent personal experience highlights the changing needs and institutional agility that are essential to modern military readiness.


“As we honor the ‘Service Members of the Year,’ we salute all our award recipients. Their actions, both in duty and community service, reflect the essence of military excellence,” said Kelly Facer with Military Times Foundation. “This annual gala recognizes their commitment and underscores the evolving needs of modern military readiness. Nominated by peers and commanding officers, these honorees embody selflessness, adaptability, and community service, inspiring us all.”

Sponsors of the event include Fisher House Foundation, Veteran Benefits Guide, Leonardo DRS, IHG Army Hotels, The Nationals and Delta. For more information on the selection process, history of the award, past winners, and other details, visit:


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Kelly Facer
Military Times Foundation

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