Service Office

The Department Service Office

The Neal Smith Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Room 561
Des Moines, IA  50309

Phone: 515-323-7532 or 800-944-2039
Fax: 515-323-7401

Val Likens Award Nomination

Valore (Val) Likens, distinguished himself as the Department Service Officer for ‘many years,’ according to sources within the Iowa Legion. Upon news of his retirement in 1985, Iowa Veterans Home Deputy Director Al McNaughton, recommended an award be named after Likens, as a reminder of all the good that service officers do for the veterans of Iowa. The Department Executive Committee officially passed the motion in July 1986.

Val Likens Nomination Form for the Val Likens Award are mailed annually to each Iowa American Legion Post Adjutant.

Please return the completed application by January 30, in time for judging at Mid-Winter Conference. Send nominations to:

Iowa American Legion Service Office
Federal Building, Room 561
210 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA  50309