MARINE OF THE YEAR

 SOUTHERN DIVISION MARINE OF THE YEAR 2024
 
ALL NOMINATION PACKETS MUST BE SUBMITTED AND RECIEVED NO LATER THAT FEBRUARY 29, 2024
 
Marine of the Year Nomination Packet (Online Fillable)
Marine of the Year Cover Letter
Marine of the Year Nomination Form
Marine of the Year FAQs
 

Southern Division Marines of the Year

 

2006 - Tom Miller1

 Department of Texas

 Department of Texas Convention, Austin, TX

2006 - Helen Hicks1

 Department of Texas

 Department of Texas Convention, Austin, TX

2006 - Cliff Williams1

 Department of Texas

 Department of Texas, Austin, TX

2007 - Polly Weidenkopf 2

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Tulsa, OK

2007 - Ken Henry * 2

 Department of Texas

 National Convention, Southern Division Caucus,    Albuquerque, NM

2008 - Ken Watterson

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Fort Worth TX

2009 - Johnny Gothard

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Texarkana, AR

2010 - Bernie O'Dell

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, McAlester, OK

2011 - Randy Rigg

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Longview, TX

2012 - Marty McKnight

 Department of Oklahoma

 Southern Division Conference, Conway, AR

2013 - Harry Bruce*

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Tulsa, OK

2014 - John Henry Mashunkashey

 Department of Oklahoma

 Southern Division Conference, Paris, TX

2015 - Alex Azar

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Fort Smith, AR

2016 - Dwight Witcher

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

2017 - Ron Tomonelli

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Tyler, TX

2018 - George Simpson

 Department of Texas,

 Southern Division Conference,

2019 - Lonnie Young

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Lawton, OK

2020 - Paul Garrett

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Fortt. Smith AR (Covid   Year)

2021 - David Niermann

 Department of Arkansas

 Southern Division Conference, Little Rock, AR

2022 - Patrick Murray

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Tulsa, OK

2023 - Anthony (Tony) Poletti

 Department of Texas

 Southern Division Conference, Tyler, TX

2024 – Coming Soon

 Department of

 Southern Division Conference, Texarkana, AR

Note: * Deceased

1 - 2006 was the firstyear a Southern Division Marine of the Year was selected. The selections of the threeMarines of the Year were made by the Southern Division Vice Commandant Ken Watterson.

2 - In 2007 KenWatterson also names two Marines SouthernDivision Marine of the Year.

In March of 2010 at the request of Southern Division Vice Harry Bruce the Southern Division Marine of the Year Society was formed. All Southern Division Marines of the Year have been selected by Nomination and we select only one Marine of the Year.