2015 USO Gala

2015 USO Gala

Date  Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Location  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Schedule of Events 

6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Evening Program

Master of Ceremonies  Robert Patrick
Entertainment  Michael W. Smith

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, USO corporate sponsors, members of the USO Board of Governors, and the media.

Tickets  For individual ticket purchases, please contact Kelly Carlin at (571) 385-1365 or


USO Soldier of the Year 

Specialist Christian T. Sheers
Beast Troop, 1st Squadron
33rd Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

USO Marine of the Year 

Sergeant Joseph P. Bednarik
Company E, 2nd Battalion
Recruit Training Regiment
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

USO Sailor of the Year 

Petty Officer Second Class Jessica A. Jusino
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
Newport News, Virginia

USO Airman of the Year 

Senior Airman TJ Brantley
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman
2d Civil Engineer Squadron
Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

USO Coast Guardsman of the Year 

Petty Officer Second Class Angel J. Leott
Maritime Safety and Security
Team Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

USO National Guardsman of the Year 

Sergeant Aaron Burdash
204th Area Support Medical Company
347th Regional Support Group
Minnesota Army National Guard
Cottage Grove, Minnesota



Vice Chairman

 P&G  Pritzker Military Museum Library 


Chevron   Lockheed Martin   Huntington Ingalls Industries 
 Northrop Grumman   

Four Star

    Johnson & Johnson
    NewDay USA

Three Star

    The Coca-Cola Company
    WLA, Inc.


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