2018 Military Child of the Year® Award

Honoring military kids!

Operation Homefront's annual awards recognize six outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Each of them represent a branch of the armed forces for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. There is a seventh award for a young person age 13-18. This award is the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation® presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. With a new invention, improvement to existing technology, creation of a new nonprofit or community service group, or expansion of an existing membership organization, the winner of this award shows the power of innovative thinking.


Nominations are now closed. Watch our Facebook page for announcement of 2018 Military Child of the Year semi-finalists in January.


View pictures from this past year's event!

Watch the 2017 Facebook Live presentation of our Awards Ceremony!