2022 - 2023 All-American Criteria
2022 - 2023 Commanders Guide Note, very large file.
The All-American program exists to recognize exceptional leadership and teamwork, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and VFW core programs.
All-American Post Criteria
• Membership greater than 100%
• Must conduct two Membership recruiting events, submit reports through All-American Dashboard.
• 2023-24 Post-Election Report must be submitted to National
• Meet all the following Program Participation Criteria:
o Voice of Democracy - minimum of one entry advanced to District judging (Overseas Post can donate $75 to National in lieu of entry)
o Patriots Pen - minimum of one entry advanced to District judging (Overseas Post can donate $75 to National in lieu of entry)
o Hold a fundraiser with the proceeds going to Veterans & Military Support Programs Services, minimum of $100.
o National Citizenship Education Teachers Award – one entry advanced to next level of judging (Overseas Post donate $75 to National in lieu of entry)
o A Post must submit a community service report to their department for submission to the All-American Dashboard NLT 30 June 2023
o Buddy Poppy- Purchase five per member in the Post
2022 - 2023 All-American Post Award
- All Posts that meet the Qualifying Percentage and the program participation criteria will receive an All-American Post Citation, Post Streamer and be recognized in the VFW magazine.
- The Top 50 Posts in each Division will receive:
• Acknowledgment in VFW Magazine
• Acknowledgement during the All-American Awards Ceremony at the National Convention
• All-American Post citation
• All-American Post streamer
• All-American citation - commander
• All-American name badge - commander
• All-American cap (commander only, quartermaster and Post members may purchase "Post Member” cap)
• All-American lapel pin (commander only, quartermaster may purchase pin)
• All-American Team Post Member lapel pin (25 pack)
• The top five commanders in each division will also receive:
▪ A $1,000 stipend to be used toward attending the VFW National Convention.
▪ Reserved seating at the VFW National Convention joint opening session.