Military men and women perform vital roles by risking their lives to protect and defend their nation. As they age and develop health complications, they then retire from service. It’s essential to recognize their accomplishments and sacrifices they make and remind them no hard work goes unrewarded by giving them meaningful military awards.
Fosters Good Public Relations
Winning an award promotes good public relations for the military because the person’s name becomes highly respected. The award may also be published in magazines, newspapers, and other publications, which offers free publicity as the recipient is honored.
Increases Happiness and Engagement of Those in Service
When ex-military men and women are awarded, current servicemen and women may feel encouraged, respected, and valued as well, which increases their involvement in their work. Current military individuals will be happy to know their efforts and achievements are recognized over the years of hard work and serving in the military.
Upholds Moral Values and Job Satisfaction
Recognition of ex-military people tends to focus on acts of bravery demonstrated by the former military personnel during their years of service, showing an appreciation of a job well done and upholding moral values such as courage, kindness, loyalty, and accountability in society. Recognition of ex-military efforts indicates their work was highly valued. It also shows they are highly respected, which therefore encourages those currently in service to be satisfied with their jobs.
Encourages the Younger Generation
Giving out awards to retired military may motivate young people to join and be like the awarded men and women. The retired individuals act as role models in society and mentor younger men and women to become just like them.
Ex-military servicemen and women who are recognized with military plaques feel appreciated by the nation, which fosters patriotism and commitment among those in the service. It also helps them feel a sense of belonging because they are emotionally attached to one another. Rewarding generally fosters loyalty because those currently in the military work toward protecting the nation with the hope of being recognized like their counterparts.
Provides Team Culture and Consolation
Awards encourage those in service to acknowledge each other, which is usually done in teams and therefore allows members to empower one another. They also get to nominate each other as a family and a group. Awards can also act as a form of consolation. While in service, some men or women may lose a limb or end up with other permanent scars or injuries. Awarding them may help them feel better about themselves and the sacrifices they have made to serve their country.
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