Know someone who really went above and beyond the call of duty in service to the CFC-O? Nominate them as a CFC Hero using our webform. The top three heros will be submitted for a national OPM award. Nominations will be open until mid-February.
Certificate of Achievement
All campaign representatives receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Secretary of Defense to recognize their efforts in supporting the campaign. Based on the command or branch of service, campaign work may count toward points on performance review and/or for promotion.
Outstanding CAPO Award
One exemplary CAPO team within each component will receive the Outstanding CAPO Performance award to honor their distinguished performance in managing the campaign for their installation.
CFC Hero Award
A CFC Hero goes above and beyond the call of duty in service to the campaign. Anyone can nominate a CFC-O Hero by simply completing the nomination form on this website (nominations open during and directly after the campaign). Heroes will be recognized by the CFC-O for their dedication and commitment to the campaign. Each March, the CFC-O nominates three distinguished individuals to OPM for the opportunity to be chosen as a National CFC Hero. In 2013, OPM recognized all three of the CFC-O nominations as national winners! Congratulations to:
U.S. Army Sergeant Richard Konish
SGT Konish served as a Unit Coordinator for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He actively sought opportunities to serve as an ambassador for the CFC volunteering more than 80 hours of personal time to plan, organize and execute multiple fundraising and awareness events. As a result, his company's pledges increased over 148 percent from the previous year with an astounding 72 percent participation rate.
U.S. Army Captain Brian Dillard
CPT Dillard served as a Campaign Monitor for a task force stationed in Southwest Asia. His AOR encompassed 46,000 square miles and 15,000 potential contributors. His multi-pronged communication/motivation/logistics approach inspired at least 14 campaign events, ensured materials moved smoothly and provided full support to campaign workers on the ground. As a result, the task force pledged more than $300,000 and had a participation rate eight points higher than average participation rate in the region.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jordan Orr
Chief Orr served as a Community/Area Project Officer (CAPO) aboard the USS George Washington. Due to the ship's forward deployed posture in the Pacific during the campaign, Chief Orr had to overcome severe logistical and communication challenges. He implemented training for all of his campaign workers himself, wrote his own publicity articles and even created his own television commercials. As a result, the generous men and women aboard the USS GW pledged more than $275,000, a 45 percent increase over the previous year's total.