fbpx
header-img
Beyond the Call of Duty Logo 1024x459 - Beyond the Call of Duty Award Nomination

Nomination Deadline May 31, 2024

The Beyond The Call Of Duty award will be presented at the
Women Veterans Giving Summer Soirée
June 13, 2024

Orangevale Community Park
7301 Filbert Ave Orangevale, California 95662

The winner will be announced at the Summer Soirée.

Please join us and invite family and friends.

Beyond the Call of Duty Award Nomination

  • Nominee must work or reside in one of these counties to be eligible.
  • Hidden
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.
    (This is the picture we’ll use to represent nominee on the main stage.)
  • (This is the person submitting and nominee and entrant can be same person.)
    Are you a veteran?

Honor and recognize the women in our communities who are going
Beyond the Call of Duty

Women Veterans Alliance is honoring military women who have impacted the community and individuals she served. If you or someone you know has gone Beyond the Call of Duty - either personally or professionally - we want to know.

The Beyond the Call of Duty Award will be awarded to:
ONE Active Duty, Guard, or Reservist
ONE Veteran

Eligibility Requirements

  • Women who have served or are currently serving in the military
  • Live or work in Sacramento, Yuba, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Solano or Yolo counties.
  • Must be able to attend the Summer Soirée, June 13, 2024. Winners will be announced at the Soriée.

Application Process:

  • Self nominate or
  • Nominate a deserving woman
  • All nominees will receive a complimentary ticket.

Why the Beyond the Call of Duty Award?

I meet women veterans all the time who are providing a positive impact in our communities and who I feel should be recognized. A few years ago (pre-covid) I put together the Beyond the Call of Duty Award to recognize these women in the Greater Sacramento area. One for a woman veteran and one for active duty, guard, or reservist. Hopefully, we will get to a point where we receive so many nominations that we will need to separate out the active duty, guard, and reservist into their own category. We are not there yet. 

If you or someone you know has gone Beyond the Call of Duty - either personally or professionally - we want to know.

It’s hard not to tear up as I am writing this.

August 26th of 2021, was an awful and bloody day in Kabul as multiple suicide bombings at the airport killed 11 U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman. One of those Marines was, Sgt. Nicole Gee who graduated in 2016 from Oakmont High School in Roseville. Only a few days prior she posted a photo on Instagram that showed her holding a baby at that airport. She added a simple, profound comment: "I love my job”.

I and many others attended the memorial service in Roseville where family and friends spoke, which I know was so hard. Listening to them speak about this amazing 23 old woman and how she loved helping people, I said to myself she is what the Beyond the Call of Duty Award is. I set out to find and speak with her sister, which I did as I wanted to ask her permission to honor Nicole every year by naming the Beyond the Call of Duty Award in her name. In December 2021 at our Gala her aunt, sister, and brother law attended, and we presented them with the award. We will continue to honor her and all that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Nicole Gee - Beyond the Call of Duty Award Nomination

Sergeant Nicole Gee, United States Marine Corps

Killed in action August 26, 2021