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 2015 CVC honorees will be interviewed and their wartime recollections added to the Veterans History Project. 

The deadline to nominate a veteran for the 2015 CVC is Friday, October 30, 2015. 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 2015 Congressional Veteran Commendation flyer, please click here.

To view the 2015 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. Click the link to the form, right click, and select the "Save As" option to download and save the form in order to utilize the fillable PDF function.

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

2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation Recipients
Petty Officer Second Class Joseph Randolph Alcala – United States Navy, Miami
Major Randolph Boyd Cash – United States Army, Naples
Captain Robert Wayne Dorta – United States Army, Naples
Sergeant Gregory Moya – United States Marine Corps, Hialeah Gardens
Sergeant First Class Edward Wilhite – United States Army, Hialeah

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