2013 USO Gala
Save the Date: 2014 USO Gala on Friday, October 17
On October 25, 2013, the USO will hold its annual gala in Washington, DC. This star-studded event celebrates the USO and features well-known entertainers from USO celebrity entertainment tours and recognizes a special volunteer, as well as honorees selected by the Senior Enlisted representatives from each branch of the armed forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism.
||Friday, October 25, 2013
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
||David J. McIntyre, Jr., TriWest Healthcare Alliance
|Host Commitee Co-Chairs
||Rima Al-Sabah, Lilibet Hagel, Barbara Levin, Patricia McKeon, Deanie Dempsey,Mary Jo Myers, Margaret Gibson
|Steering Committee Co-Chairs
||Judi Kletz, Procter & Gamble
Rear Admiral T. McCreary, U.S. Navy (Ret),Military.com
|Master of Ceremonies
|Schedule of Events
6:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. - Dinner & Evening Program
10:30 p.m. - After Party
An estimated 1,000 guests will gather to pay special
tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests will include Washington
dignitaries, Members of Congress, military leadership, members of the USO Board
of Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.
2013 Spirit of the USO Honoree
David J. McIntyre, Jr.
2013 Service Member Honorees
Soldier of the Year
Sergeant Craig D. Warfle
75th Ranger Regiment
Fort Lewis, WA
Marine of the Year
Sergeant Andrew C. Seif
2d Marine Special Operations Battalion
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
Camp Lejeune, NC
Sailor of the Year
Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew C. Munden
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit THREE
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
San Diego, CA
Airman of the Year
Staff Sergeant Christopher D. Broyles
140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight
Buckley Air Force Base, CO
Coast Guardsman of the Year
Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel A. Peikert
Tactical Law Enforcement Team South
Opa Locka, FL
National Guardsman of the Year
Staff Sergeant Christopher D. Petersen
103rd Rescue Squadron
New York Air National Guard
Francis S. Gabreski Airport
Westhampton Beach, NY
2013 Volunteer of the Year
GySgt Jeremiah Johnson
USO Camp Hansen, Okinawa
How do I get my tickets for the reception/dinner?
There are no "tickets" for the event. Upon arrival, you will need to check in at the registration desk and provide your name and or organization/company. It is very important that you confirm that your name is on our guest list.
*Note: If you are attending on behalf of a Gala sponsor, please contact them to ensure that they have submitted your name.
Where is the event being held?
1919 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Maps & Directions
Is there parking available?
Hourly and discounted valet parking is available on-site.
How do I make hotel reservations?
The USO has a limited room block at the Washington Hilton for a rate of $219 per night. Please call 1-800-445-8667 to make your reservation and reference the "USO" room block to receive the group rate.
You can also make your reservation online using Hilton's website.
How can my company sponsor and attend the Gala?
The USO welcomes organizations at all levels to partner with us through sponsoring the Gala. For more information, please contact Katie Whitlow, Director for Corporate Alliances at KWhitlow@uso.org or (703) 908-6461.
Is the Gala open to media? How do I make arrangements to cover the event?
The gala is open to the press. Contact the USO Communications Department for details GFishel@uso.org.
How can I find additional information about the Gala?
Please e-mail the USO at email@example.com.
The Coca-Cola Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation
United Healthcare Military and Veterans