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.

2018 Call for Nominations

Click here for the full call for nominations. Nominations are due by December 31. Submit via email to LCDR Kristie Purdy, Chair of the COA Awards Committee, at Kristie.Purdy@ihs.gov and Kristie.Purdy@gmail.com.

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

District of Columbia 
2017 Large Local Branch of the Year 

Acting Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, CAPT Beth Fritsch (COA Chair), CDR Karen Munoz (Local Branch Committee Chair), and Jim Currie (COA Executive Director) pose with CDR Judy Park (President of DC COA). 

 

Oklahoma 
2017 Small Local Branch of the Year 

Acting Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, CAPT Beth Fritsch (COA Chair), CDR Karen Munoz (Local Branch Committee Chair), and Jim Currie (COA Executive Director) pose with officers from Oklahoma. 

 

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

CAPT Craig Wilkins (COA Chair) and CDR Josef Rivero (Local Branch Committee Chair) 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 (COA Chair) and CDR Josef Rivero (Local Branch Committee Chair) in Oklahoma City, OK.

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