The Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune Recognition for Exemplary Leadership recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in their chosen profession or appointed or elected position that is clearly exemplary and worthy of emulation.The recipient must epitomize the core values of honor, courage and commitment and practice the leadership traits and principles ascribed to by General Lejeune and the United States Marine Corps.
Sergeant Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret)
Founder of the nonprofit newsroom The War Horse
The Heritage Award recognizes an individual who has provided unique and significant service to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation in the fulfillment of its mission to preserve and promulgate the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps and educate all Americans in its virtues.
The Honorable Richard V. Spencer
Former Secretary of the Navy and Former MCHF Vice Chairman of the Board
Named for the longest serving Director of Women Marines, this award is funded by a bequest from the estate of Lotus Mort and judged by the Women Marines Association. It is given to the individual or team who has done the most to further the recognition of the history of women who have earned the title Marine.
Captain Mariah Klenke, USMC