FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2023
FAPAC Announces the 2023 FAPAC Award Recipients
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), the premier organization representing Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 FAPAC awards and the Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. These awards recognize civilians and military service members who have made significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs).
The FAPAC Awards include the Uniformed Services, Civilian, and Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. The 2023 Honorees are:
UNIFORMED SERVICES AWARDS
United States Army
COL Damon Delarosa
United States Navy
CAPT Jack Tsao
United States Air Force
SMSgt Naziroh Brockman
United States Space Force
SSgt Sujuan Zhang
Unites States Coast Guard
CAPT Eva Van Camp
Unites States Public Health Service
LCDR Julia Zucco
Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual who has shown bold leadership and innovative ways in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action, and Diversity. The 2023 Honorees with the following categories are
GS 1 - 12 Shanti Dewi Rata Perricone (FBI)
GS 13 - 15 Laureen Laglagaron (DOJ)
SES Johnny T. Nguyen (NASA)
Excellence in Individual Achievement: Individual who has shown the greatest contribution toward the AANHPI representation at all levels as compared to the total AANHPI population. The 2023 Honorees with the following categories are
GS 1 -12 Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong (DOI)
GS 13 -15 Piyachat Terrell (EPA)
SES Stacey R. Moy (FBI)
Diversity Excellence: Individual who has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds. The 2023 Honorees with the following categories are
GS 1 -12 Dr. Supatranai N. Nopakun (DoD)
GS 13 -15 Caroline Goon (NIH)
SES Mae Wu (USDA)
DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Judy Zhou (Georgetown University)
Congratulations to this year’s Awardees: Uniformed Services, Civilian, and Distinguished Public Service Scholarship. FAPAC deeply appreciates the dedication and service of these individuals to our country and to the AANHPI community. Their leadership and contributions make our government and communities a better and more equitable place to serve.
These awards will be presented IN-PERSON during the 38th National Leadership Training Program either Wednesday May 10, 2023 during the Uniformed Services Awards Ceremony or Thursday May 11, 2023 during the Civilian Awards Ceremony.
More details about the FAPAC Awards and descriptions of the honorees are available at fapac.org/awards.
FAPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for AANHPIs within the Federal and District of Columbia governments. Since 1985, FAPAC has encouraged the participation and advancement of AANHPIs in the government workforce.