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A ‘Thank-You’ To Our Notaries Of The Year Who Have Served Their Country In The Military

Updated 5-21-19. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we’d like to take time to say ‘Thank You’ to those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. We’d also like to give special recognition to some of our past Notary of the Year recipients who are veterans:

LaQuita Gaskins



LaQuita Gaskins (2015):

A Notary from Radcliffe, Kentucky, LaQuita Gaskins served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. During her time in the service, she performed military notarizations on her base and learned the Notary laws of more than 40 states.




Daniel Lewis



Daniel Lewis (2010):

Before launching his successful career as a signing agent, signing service owner and Notary mentor in Carmel, Indiana, Daniel Lewis served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. His job was to arm the planes with missiles and bombs — and the rigorous attention to detail and dedicated adherence to safety procedures and regulations carried over into his meticulous work as a Notary signing agent after he left the Navy.



Frank Marcial



Frank Marcial (2006):

A resident of Stevenson Ranch, California, Frank Marcial served in the Army National Guard. After his discharge, he went on to become a successful Notary and signing agent and also organized volunteer food delivery missions for persons in need at the Los Angeles Mission and victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Ramiro Medina



Ramiro M. Medina (1990):

The first Notary of the Year recipient, Ramiro M. Medina served in the U.S. Army and later worked on a U.S. Navy base in Coronado, California, applying for a Notary commission after his retirement.


These veterans built successful Notary businesses by using their ability to analyze information, pay attention to detail and maintain mental toughness when carrying out the duties of a Notary Public. If you know a Notary in your community who is dedicated to serving the public or is an exemplary Notary, you can nominate them as a candidate for the 2020 Notary of the Year.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association. 

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Gerald J. Clawson

11 Nov 2015

I served in the U.S. Army from Aug.,1953 until Aug. 1956 and was very proud to have served my country.

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