National Security
 
Chairman
Karen Panzarella
karenpanzarellaala@gmail.com
401-481-5116
 
 What is this program, and why do we have it?
 
The National Security program maintains and promotes a strong national defense by strengthening and supporting military service members and their families. The National Security program and the 2014-2019 ALA Centennial Strategic Plan: Maintaining and promoting a strong national defense by supporting servicemembers and their families helps us build brand loyalty (Goal 5) among a target membership population (Goal 1) while keeping us focused on our mission.
 
National Security Awards Deadlines and Submission Requirements:
 
Taking the time to share a favorite story about the positive impact you or someone you know has had on our mission is worth doing! It helps us tell the world who we are, what we do, and why we matter. Just three simple steps to add your part to our national success story: 1) Please follow instructions as you fill out the National Report and Awards Cover Sheet found in the awards section of the Programs Action Plan. 2) Provide details/examples about the activity as outlined in the award’s materials and guidelines section. 3) Submit as indicated in the Annual Supplement to the Programs Action Plan. National Report and Awards Cover Sheet, deadlines, and National Security committee contact information may be found on the National Security committee page on the national website, www.ALAforVeterans.org.
 
                A. Unit Award: Most Outstanding Unit National Security       Program • Deadline: June 1, 2019 • Send to national division chairman       postmarked or emailed by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline listed above. B.       Department Award: Dorothy Pearl Best Department National Security       Program
 
                  B. Department Award: Dorothy Pearl Best Department       National Security Program • Deadline: June 1, 2019 • Send to national       division chairman postmarked or emailed by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline       listed above.
 
               C. Department Award: Military Spouse Mentor • Deadline: June       1, 2019 • Send to national division chairman postmarked or emailed by 5       p.m. EST on the deadline listed above. 
 
      The National President’s Award for Excellence (NPAE) will be awarded       to those who emphasize the national president’s focus through the       American Legion Auxiliary’s programs. See criteria and guidelines in       the NPAE cover sheet located under “General Information” in the       2018-   Annual Supplement to the Programs Action Plan.
 
National Security Reporting:
 
Mid-Year Reports
Mid-Year reports reflect the program work of units in the department and are intended as an opportunity for mid-year correction. Each department National Security chairman is required to submit a narrative report by January 5, 2019 to the division National Security chairman, plus copy the national National Security chairman.
 
Year-End Reports
Annual reports reflect the program work of units in the department and may result in a national award for participants if award requirements are met. Each department National Security chairman is required to submit a narrative report by May 15, 2019 to the division National Security chairman, plus copy the national National Security chairman. Members and units should follow their department’s protocol and deadlines.