who can nominate
Anyone who is aware of a fellow citizen, neighbor, co-worker, etc. who deserves recognition for extraordinary acts or service.
who can be nominated
Any United States civilian who, through a singular act of extraordinary heroism or through a prolonged series of selfless acts, clearly demonstrated a willingness to place his or her own life at risk for others or has dedicated themselves to the service of others. In all cases, the actions being honored must epitomize the concept of "service above self" and must be performed "above and beyond" one's professional or vocational area of responsibility or conduct. Young Americans aged 8-17 can be nominated for their leadership, courage, character, integrity and service. Community organizations can be nominated for their exceptional impact or mission in supporting our nation's military service members and families.
Please note: Nominees who are deceased are eligible. Nominees must be a U.S citizen. A singular act of heroism must have occurred within the last three years. A series of acts of long-term selfless service must have been performed within the last three years.