Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Congressional Veteran Commendation

The Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) is a nominations-based program designed to recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of veterans residing in Florida's 25th Congressional District.

The 2013 CVC honorees will be interviewed and their wartime recollections added to the Veterans History Project. 

The deadline to nominate a veteran for the 2013 CVC has been extended to Friday, November 1, 2013. Please complete and submit the CVC nomination form available at the link below.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Veteran must currently reside in the 25th Congressional District of Florida. Nominees residing outside the district will not be considered. You can verify this information by using the "Find Your Representative" service, which can be found here.
  • Veteran was active duty in the United States Armed Forces or was a reservist called to active duty.
  • Veteran retired from the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged.
  • Veteran has not previously received the Congressional Veteran Commendation.

To view the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation flyer, please click here.

To view the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation nomination form, please click here

Note: The form is a fillable PDF file that may be completed in Adobe Acrobat Reader and printed out. 

For more information on the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, please click here.

2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients 
First Sergeant Rodolfo J. Alvarez – United States Army, Hialeah
Command Sergeant Major Michael M. Balch – United States Army, Pembroke Pines
First Lieutenant James Jackson Hutson, MD – United States Navy, Hialeah
E-4 Senior Airman Carlos I. Martinez – United States Air Force, Miami Lakes