NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE
MEDAL OF VALOR AWARD
Recognizing Distinguished Individuals

Overview

The Riverside County Medal of Valor, will help recognize any private citizen, public employee of the county, or any other public agency within the county. The medal shall be awarded to an individual who distinguishes herself or himself by valorous conduct at the risk of life.

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What is the Medal of Valor?

In 1975, the Board of Supervisors created its Distinguished Service Award. In general, the award is restricted to retiring department heads, elected officials, and judicial officers. Establishing the Riverside County Medal of Valor, will help recognize any private citizen, public employee of the county, or any other public agency within the county. The medal shall be awarded to an individual who distinguishes herself or himself by valorous conduct at the risk of life.


Eligibility and Criteria

To submit a complete application and ensure full eligibility, please review the following information.

For each nominee, the application including the details of the valorous conduct and contact information must be submitted to Riverside County Human Resources via the online application portal or via mail.

Online: http://www.rc-hr.com/Medal-of-Valor

Mail: “ATTN MEDAL OF VALOR”

Riverside County Human Resources

4080 Lemon St., 7th Floor

Riverside, CA 92501

There is no limit to the number of nominees that can be submitted by a single entity.

In order to be eligible for Medal of Valor, all nominees must meet the following criteria:

Nominees must accomplish one or more of the following:

Be a private citizen;

public employee of the county;

any other public agency within the county

The medal shall be awarded to an individual who distinguishes herself or himself by valorous conduct at the risk of life.

Individuals such as veterans, military personnel currently serving our nation in federal or state military service, and others deemed deserving

Provide verifiable valorous conduct, in which, the individual exhibited at the risk of life.


How to Apply

Click here to begin the application process. In order to submit a Medal of Valor Award, you must follow the directions located in the brochure.

 

Step One: Preparing the Nomination

If possible, provide the full name, address, e-mail, and contact information of the nominee for purposes of notification.

Provide the names and contact information of at minimum, (2) two references, who can help with providing additional information.

Provide as much detail as possible regarding the event or occurrence in which this individual distinguished herself or himself by valorous conduct at the risk of life.

Please share how this valorous conduct should be recognized through a Medal of Valor.

Feel free to provide any additional information, links to news articles, testimonies from witnesses, or any relevant material that would support this nomination application. If you are unable to attach or submit certain documents due to size, please e-mail to communications@rivco.org or mail.

Step Two: Submit Your Entry Information

The individual listed as the contact in the application should be the primary point of contact for this program. All correspondence and logistical communications about the nomination will be directed to the person listed on the application. Applications for the 2018 Medal of Valor Program will be submitted online at http://rc-hr.com/Working-in-the-County/About-RivCo/Medal-of-Valor.

To complete the application process, each person must submit via online application or mail. **If you are submitting the application on behalf of another person in your county, please be sure to indicate the other person as the PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT at this time so that we can reach the appropriate party with application questions.