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Warrior Society

The Society of American Indian Government Employees established a Warrior Society as a Special Program within the organization.The Warrior Society is open to any SAIGE member who currently is or has been a member of the Armed Forces with honorable service.

The Warrior Society focuses on military and veteran issues within the SAIGE organization and assists with the planning and conduct of the Warrior/Veterans Track during the SAIGE annual training program.

To become a member of the SAIGE Warrior Society please send an email to with the Subject: Warrior Society, along with your name, email contact information, period of service and status. Once that is received and SAIGE membership is confirmed you will receive a confirmation email.


Purpose: The SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award honors Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve Service members and military veterans in government service, who during the award period thru their service made significant contributions in the following areas:
• supports their organization’s government to government interaction with AI/AN tribes,
• whose personal actions both on and off duty contributes to promoting greater understanding of the AI/AN culture,
• promotes a positive image of Native Americans/Alaskan Natives in government service,
• reflects attributes best epitomizing the qualities and core values of their respective military service or government agency.
SAIGE Point of Contact: Mr. Ed Blauvelt, SAIGE Warrior Society Director,


Info_2024 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award


2024 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award Example Package

  • 2022 Meritorious Service Awardees (Alphabetical Order)
    Adams II, Gary R., City of Phoenix Police Department, USN, USMC and USA veteran
    Brinkley, Matthew P., Commander, USCG
    Edwardson, Robert, USCG, retired USCG veteran
    Hudson, Sissy, US Corps of Engineers
    Lockman II, Randolp R., SFC, WI ARNG
    Mergenthaler, David L. Jr., GS12 USCG, retired USCG veteran
    Peshlakai, Otis M., SSgt, USMC
    Sturdivant, Melissa, GS9, USDA, USA veteran
    Thompson III, Douglas W., 1LT, USA
    Wright, Jody, LTC, USA

    2021 Meritorious Service Awardees are, in alphabetical order:
    Mrs. Rosemary Cook, GS6, USAF Civilian (USAF Veteran), Altus AFB, Oklahoma
    CPT Matthew Cordell, US Army, ROTC Minneapolis, Minnesota
    SMSgt Jeremy Fogleman, USAF, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
    Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, GS9, USAF Civilian (USAF Veteran), Randolph AFB, Texas
    PO2 Corylee Redhorse, USCG, USCG Base Los Angeles Long Beach, California
    GySgt Stephanie Roman, USMC, Camp Pendleton, California
    PO Dyna Sandoval, USCG, Air Station Sacramento, California
    MSgt Kristal Stacy, USAF, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
    Maj Teresa Thompson, USAF, Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona
    SSgt Lesa Vaughn, USAF, Holloman AFB, New Mexico

Congratulations to all the Winners!


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