FAPAC 2018 Military Meritorious Service Awards Announcement

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is soliciting nominations for the FAPAC 2017 Military Meritorious Service Awards. The base period of performance shall be Fiscal Year of 2017, the period starting on October 1, 2016 ending September 30, 2017 or Calendar Year of 2017, starting on January 1, 2016 and ending on December 31, 2017.

Event, Date and Location:

The awards will be presented during the 2018 FAPAC National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) held on May 14-17, 2018 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia.


The purpose of the Military award is to recognize and honor the active/reserve military members, men and women who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.


Active/Reserve Military members, a maximum of twelve (12) awards can be presented. One (1) each to a service member from the following Components:

  1. Army Active,
  2. Army Reserve,
  3. Army National Guard,
  4. Navy Active,
  5. Navy Reserve,
  6. Marine Corps Active,
  7. Marine Corps Reserve,
  8. Air Force Active,
  9. Air Force Reserve,
  10. Air National Guard,
  11. Coast Guard Active, and
  12. Coast Guard Reserve

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Please submit the nomination packages online at
Please send any questions to

Evaluation Process:

The Award Committee will comprise of a Panel of Judges to review the application and will use the following evaluation criteria set forth below. Each Criteria will be rated equally as 20 points each, equals to 100%.

  • Criteria 1: The nominee fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian American Pacific Islander civilian community. The nominee supported the full integration and promotion of all DoD personnel to include minorities and women within the Armed Forces and civilian workforce.
  • Criteria 2: The nominee distinguished himself or herself by promoting the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and/or public service. The nominee contributed to the equal opportunity for selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in senior grade level positions and under-represented occupations.
  • Criteria 3: The nominee displayed exceptional character that distinguishes an individual as an outstanding leader, role model or mentor by promoting the development or advancement of all DoD personnel including women and minorities. The nominee assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces and civilians including women and minorities in the Armed Forces.
  • Criteria 4: The nominee believed in and practiced the tenets of a democratic society, including the U.S. Constitution undefined the belief that all people are created equal, and that freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.
  • Criteria 5: The nominee created opportunities that support and contribute to the mentorship, development, advancement or retention of all personnel including women and minorities in government service consistent with merit principles. The nominee created job or training opportunities that will support and contribute to advancement of all Service members including women and minorities in the Armed Forces or civilian workforce.

Submission Process:

Various DoD Component organizations may select award winners based upon set criteria above and assembled award winner packages to be submitted online at by the above deadline.

Nomination packages shall include, at a minimum, the items listed below. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

  1. Cover or transmittal memorandum
  2. Award Nomination Form  Download Here
  3. An Accomplishment narrative describing the award nominee’s accomplishments warranting the recognition specific to the award as a text or Word document not to exceed two pages*
  4. An award citation highlighting the award nominee’s accomplishments as a text or Word document
  5. A single-spaced biography of the award nominee not to exceed one page*
  6. A digital head and shoulders color or black-and-white photograph of the award nominee (high resolution jpg, png, or tiff)

*These files should be text or word document, single-spaced, 12-pitch font, with 1 inch left and right margins. Please do not send scanned or PDF documents.

Evaluation, Selection and & Announcement Process:

The Award Committee will comprise of Panel of Judges and a Committee Chair to review nominations packages and select the award winner(s) and shall present the “consensus” ratings and results to the FAPAC President for final review and approval.

Once the selections of the award winners have been coordinated and approved by the FAPAC President, the Committee Chair will notify each awardee via email in a formal letter of invitation.  The formal invitation letter is signed by the FAPAC President and will include instructions to the winners (i.e., proper attire to wear during the banquet, additional dinner tickets, etc.) to attend the Award Banquet but it does not include travel expenses for the awardee.

Diversity/Equal-Employment Opportunity Office
Points of Contact

The name, office, commercial phone number, and e-mail address of the point of contact for Outreach Awards (MEO or Diversity office) are:

1.     ARMY: Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Wall, (703) 604-0622, or Ms. Melissa Harris, (703) 604-0623,

2.     NAVY: Commander Angela Katson, (703) 695-3936,

3.     MARINE CORPS: Colonel Thomas V. Johnson, (703) 784-9371,

4.     AIR FORCE: Lieutenant Colonel Harry Lane, (703) 571-3298,

5.     NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU: Ms. Jacqueline Ray-Morris, (703) 607-1710

6.     COAST GUARD: Ms. Donna Walker-Ross, (202) 475-5253,

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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