Each year the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council selects a Veteran of the Year and  an Associate (non-veteran) of the Year in recognition of support provided to the Veteran Community during the preceding year.

     First awarded in in 1985, the award is named in honor of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Charlie Coolidge, Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

     Each CAVC Member Organization in good standing (dues paid) may submit one nominee for each award. 

Charles Coolidge Veteran of the Year
& Charles Coolidge Associate of the Year
Nomination Applications will be solicited for the
2019 Awards
after 30 September 2019
2018 Veteran of the Year
Mickey McCamish (Left) with TJ Jordan
2018 Associate of the Year
Stacy Kehoe (Left) with Ray Adkins
Veteran of the Year
Past Recipients
   
Bill Raines, 2017
Ray Adkins. 2016
Charlie Hobbs, 2015
Larry Hester, 2014
Bill Norwood, 2013
Noah Long, 2012
Dan Saieed, 2011
David Brewer, 2010
Mark Parks, 2009
Bill Norton, 2008
Lester Norton, 2007
Fred Headrick, 2006
Jim Shull, 2005
Charles McNabb, 2004
Jim King, 2003
Milton Thomas, 2002
Homer Van Fleet Jr, 2001
Charles Bearden, 2000
Vincent Cain, 1998
Harold Wilson, 1997
Joe Murphy, 1996
George Blair, 1995
John Popham, 1994
Ralph Wilson, 1993
Carl Levi, 1992
Lloyd Byers, 1991
Charles Knowlan, 1990
Robert Burgner, 1989
Bryant Cook, 1988
Leo B. Smith, 1987
Etcycle Rains, 1986
William Fry, 1985

Associate
Veteran of the Year
Past Recipients
      
Arlene Kluge, 2017
Ron Galante. 2016
Stacy Kehoe, 2015
Patrick Abercrombie, 2014
Jo Bridges, 2013
Stacy Kehoe, 2012
John L. Jones, 2011
Carol Laing, 2010
Stephanie Gabor, 2009
Janelle Thompson, 2008
Jo Bridges, 2007
Sharon Hobbs, 2006
Carol Horton, 2005
C. Joyce Harris, 2004
Barbara Crabtree, 2003
Sherry Kimbrow, 2001
Marilyn Pickett, 2000
Charlotte Vandergriff, 1999
Edith Whitman, 1998
Sue Carman, 1997
Ellowene Wilson, 1996
Faye England, 1995
Roberta Stone, 1993
Shirley Byers, 1991
Betty Rose, 1990
Dorothy Stewart, 1989
Eva Hickey, 1988
Katherine Blair, 1987
Edith Adkins, 1986
Inez McConnell, 1985