Challenge Coin


Red Team presents our VA Loan borrowers with a Custom Challenge Coin as a symbol of our appreciation and respect

A military tradition with a rich history

Originally designed to recognize and reward soldiers, the tradition of the Challenge Coin within the U.S. military first began 100 years ago. Challenge coins are prized by their owners, and other non-military organizations such as the NFL and NASCAR now issue their own versions.

The challenge behind the medallion

Eventually, it became a WWI tradition that all members of a military unit carry their medallion or coin at all times. This was supported by the challenge coin tradition. Any soldier could ask to see another’s coin. If the challenged soldier wasn’t carrying his, he was required to buy the challenger a drink – but if he presented his coin, the challenger had to foot the bar bill. This tradition continued throughout the war and for many years afterwards.

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Introducing the Elmendorf Custom Challenge Coin

In keeping with military tradition, we presents every VA Loan borrower with a custom Challenge Coin after their home loan is finalized. It represents more than our commitment to providing our military borrowers with the best possible service … each Challenge Coin is a reflection of our lasting appreciation for your service to our country.

Rick Elmendorf is committed to being a trusted resource in meeting the specific needs of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who serve, or have served, our country with resolute sacrifice.

The VA Loan is an exclusive financing option for active duty military personnel, veterans and their families. As the #1 VA lending team in Virginia, allow us to help you finance your next VA home loan. With the VA loan you can finance up to 100% of the value of your home. Purchase a new home, cash out to pay off bills, finance a new home—even if your eligibility is tied up and more!