Jermaine Ferguson, Staff Liaison

Phone:  740-362-7478 |

Scott Horsington, Employment Committee Chairman


Welcome to The American Legion Department of Ohio Employment Committee website page where you will find many resources that can assist you as a committee member, or a Legionnaire. Please continue to visit the website as changes will occur on a regular basis. We welcome any and all suggestions. As your committee liaison at Department Headquarters please contact me personally at or call at 740-362-7478 x-2. Thank you for all you do on behalf of the veterans in Ohio!

Employment Awards Information

The first American Legion National Veterans Employment & Education Commission Award was established in 1947, and recognized individuals across the country who has established outstanding records in the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. Since that time, categories were added to the current nine awards programs.

The National Veterans Employment & Education Commission is striving to award all possible pending awards that are available to the American Legion. We are striving to reach 100% participation in the program.

The American Legion Nationally recognizes Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP).  The 2016 recognition is awarded to Mark Pelligrino of Newark, Ohio. The organization also recognizes outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and William Moore of Akron, Ohio, was also awarded.

On the link below is an example of the nomination forms available for Legionnaires to present a nominee to Department that is forwarded for National Judging in January of each year.  Nominations for the 2017 recipients is due no later than January 5th, 2017 at Department HQ.  Updated nomination forms will be made available this fall for all Legionnaires and the Employment Committee for interest in presenting a nominee.

» 2018 Employment Nomination Forms 



» October 2014