2021 Military Child of the Year® Award

Honoring military kids!

The annual awards will recognize eight outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Seven of them will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space 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 eighth 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.

Operation Homefront announces 2021 Military Child of the Year® finalists

April 8, 2021 - Military Child of the Year Awards Gala will be virtual this year.

Click here for the list of 2020 Military Child of the Year® Recipients. Due to the extraordinary and developing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Operation Homefront made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Military Child of the Year® Awards Gala for 2020 and celebrated our recipients with a two week long virtual celebration.   

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