Local Branch of the Year

The Commissioned Officers Association (COA) Board of Directors believes that it is appropriate and desirable to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of a “Large” COA Branch (more than 60 members) & a “Small” COA Branch (less than 60 members) at each annual meeting. These awards will be called the Large Branch of the Year Award & the Small Branch of the Year Award. The Board may elect not to make an award in any given year.

2017 Call for Nominations

Click here for the full call for nominations. Nominations are due by March 31, 2017. Submit via email to CAPT Brian Lewis, chair, COA Awards Committee at brian.lewis@fda.hhs.gov and drbrianlewis@gmail.com.

In making its decision, the Board considers the following factors:

Aurora Borealis (AK) 
2016 Large Local Branch of the Year 

CAPT Craig Wilkins and CDR Josef Rivero pose with the Aurora Borealis Branch of COA. 

 

Africa 
2016 Small Local Branch of the Year 

Africa Branch members receive their award from CAPT Craig Wilkins and CDR Josef Rivero in Oklahoma City, OK. 

 

Atlanta 
2015 Large Local Branch of the Year 

Representatives from the Atlanta COA accept the award at the COA Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, GA. 

 

South Florida 
2015 Small Local Branch of the Year 

CAPT Sara Newman and CDR Josef Rivero present the award to LT Angelica Chica and CDR Luis Rodriguez of the South Florida COA Local Branch. 

 

West Virginia 
2014 COA Local Branch of the Year 

CDR Jonathan Rash presents the award to CDR Marilyn Ridenour of the West Virginia Branch of COA. 

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