The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the efforts of individuals who work to preserve and support the service of Army women, to ensure they have opportunities that are determined by ability, and to create work environments for Army personnel that are free of assault and harassment. By championing these and other issues that women soldiers face, these extraordinary individuals help to build a stronger nation.

The Special Recognition of Champions Award is presented to any individual who has made exceptional contributions to women in the Army or the Armed Forces.  Service in the Army is not required for such recognition.

2020

  • CSM Claudette Williams, USA Retired
  • Ms. Sarah Roberts, Army Veteran, Head of Veteran and Military Programs, LINKEDIN
  • Ms. Stacy Pearsall, Air Force Veteran, Award Winning Photographer

2019

  •  CPT Whennah Andrews, advocate for successful revision of the AR 670-1 policy
  • Mr. Mark Hough, Attorney and Advocate for the “Hello Girls”
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs, author of The Hello Girls:  America’s First Women Soldiers
  • Mr. James William Theres, Writer, Director, Producer of the documentary, The Hello Girls

2018

  • MAJ Ruth VanDyke, USA Ret.  Author of Guardians of Peace Series
  •  Dr. Yvonne Doll, LTC USA, Ret. Author of Guardians of Peace Series

2017

  • Ms. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author of Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Operations Battlefield
  • The Honorable Leon Panetta, 23rd Secretary of Defense
  • General Martin Dempsey, (Ret) USA, 37th Chief of Staff of the Army and 18th Chairman, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Admiral Eric Olson, (Ret) USN, 8th Commander, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

2016

  • MAJ Jaspen Boothe, USAR, Founder and President, Final Salute, Inc.
  • Center for Women Veterans

2015

  • V-WISE Program at Syracuse University-Army Women Entrepreneurship and Research
  • Ron Howard and Frank Martin – Unsung Heroes documentary

2014

Congressional Members Served in Army
  • U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth
  • U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard
Congressional Members Supporting Army Women:
  • U.S. Representative Dan Benishek
  • U.S. Representative Susan Davis
  • U.S. Representative J. Randy Forbes
  • U.S. Representative Chris Gibson
  • U.S. Representative Mike Michaud
  • U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree
  • U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez
  • U.S. Representative Jackie Speier
  • U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas
  • U.S. Representative Michael Turner
  • U.S. Representative Tim Walz
  • U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
  • U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
  • U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • U.S. Senator Jon Tester

2013

  • U.S. Representative Randy Forbes

2012

  • U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye