2020 Military Child of the Year® Award

Honoring military kids!

The annual awards will recognize seven outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Six of them will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. This award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge.


Special notice: Due to the extraordinary and developing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Operation Homefront has decided to cancel this year’s Military Child of the Year® Awards Gala on April 2, 2020 in Arlington, VA. Read more!


Click here for the list of 2020 Military Child of the Year® Recipients

See pictures from the 2019 Military Child of the Year week in D.C.!