Medal of Valor Award
Nominations are
Currently Closed

Information

The NAAWS Medal of Valor is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves with a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice that involved the risk of life.

The awardee(s) of the Warden of the Year is recognized during the Summer Conference of the American Correctional Association (ACA). The awardee(s) and their Agency Head(s) are expected to attend the Warden of the Year Banquet held by NAAWS.

2018–2019 Awardees

Paul Nielson, Correctional Officer
Tennessee Department of Corrections

Jesse Shookley, Correctional Officer
Tennessee Department of Corrections

Lester Ball, Correctional Officer
Tennessee Department of Corrections

Laticia Zamora Martinea,
Case Manager
Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois