Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor
Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor
Sponsored by Daniel Defense

This prestigious award is presented each year to the person, persons, or team who distinguish themselves or themselves through valorous actions during a life-threatening action.

Any person can nominate an individual or group who qualifies for recognition under the below criteria.

A selection committee reviews a situation in which the nominated individual or group clearly acted without regard for his or her own life to save a fellow officer or an innocent victim or victims.

The nomination(s) eligible for review shall be the previous year of the awards banquet.

(example - Banquet in 2022, the situation must occur in 2021 or earlier to be eligible for review)

All nominations must include the following:

  • Full Name.
  • Department / Agency / Organization.
  • Documentation of the event in paragraph
  • A contact person to verify the event, actions or conduct
Nominee Information
Please submit a photo of the candidate suitable for publication. In uniform is preferable.
Please provide an agency logo or badge of the candidate's organization in the highest resolution possible.
Event Information
Please let us know where we can find a video of the incident or you can upload one to our WeTransfer account.
Video can be uploaded to the OTOA WeTransfer site.
Your Information (or person submitting nomination)