GEICO launches 2014 Military Service Awards to honor outstanding enlisted military men and women

WASHINGTON--()--GEICO's search for the top volunteer in each branch of the military begins again as it kicks off the 2014 GEICO Military Service Awards.

The program honors one enlisted member from each of the five military services and one enlisted member from the guard/reserves forces for their outstanding service to their military and civilian community.

The deadline for entries is October 31, 2014.

"There are countless enlisted military members who make outstanding contributions to the public good, and often these deeds fly under the radar," said Mike Baker, director of GEICO's Military Department. "The recognition we give these six enlisted members each year is an acknowledgement of all enlisted members across the country and abroad who volunteer in their free time to help improve their communities."

Through each service's and DoD Reserve Affairs' established procedures, each unit/base/post/activity may nominate enlisted members who have provided outstanding service to the military or civilian community through noteworthy achievements in one of the fields recognized by the GEICO Military Service Awards.

Awards are presented in three categories:

1) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
2) Fire Safety and Fire Prevention
3) Traffic Safety and Accident Prevention

Each winner receives a cash award from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation and an all-expense-paid trip from wherever they are serving to Washington, D.C.

The 2014 GEICO Military Service Awards ceremony will be held on April 27, 2015, with military officials and GEICO representatives in attendance.

Military members can learn more about the GEICO Military Service Awards through their local base safety or personnel office.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 20 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes and claims reporting, and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.

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GEICO Communications
301-986-3271

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GEICO has launched the 2014 Military Service Awards to honor military men and women who have made valuable volunteer contributions to their communities.

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GEICO Communications
301-986-3271