The FLHF Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious honor awarded by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. It is a newly-formed award, with the first recipient being Major Glenn Ferguson, Jr. USMC (Retired).
CRITERIA: The recipient must be an American citizen who has shown/demonstrated extraordinary qualities of leadership, integrity, service, philanthropy and patriotism. The recipient must have made unusual and lasting contributions to our American heritage by truly giving of himself/herself to his/her community, state, country and fellow man.
ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS: Any person deemed worthy of recognition by the Board of Directors of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. Recipients do not necessarily need to be a military veteran or actively associated with the Foundation.
FREQUENCY OF AWARD: No requirement to award on an annual basis. Award to be given on basis of merit only. However, award will be bestowed on recipient at Foundation’s annual Gala.
SPECIFICS OF AWARD: Could be a high-quality certificate with appropriate frame. Might also be a medal designed and minted by the Foundation. There should also be a permanent display in the Museum building show-casing the name of the recipients, photo and year awarded. The citation of the activities leading to the award should be incorporated into the museum’s archives.
The FLHF Distinguished Service Award replaces the FLHF Patriots Award. The Patriots award was only awarded twice in the Foundation’s history. First to Fred Losch in 2007 and secondly to Carroll “Snuffy” Brown in 2010.