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FAPAC names 13 recipients of the 2018 Military Meritorious Service Awards

April 07, 2018 08:30 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) announces the 2018 FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards winners in recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of U. S. military missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) communities.

“The 13 winners of the 2018 Military Meritorious Service Awards have distinguished themselves by promoting the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and/or public service,” FAPAC President Olivia Adrian said. “We chose these men and women because they are outstanding leaders who have advanced the equal opportunity for selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in senior grade level positions and under-represented jobs.”

The award will be presented at the 33rd National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 14-17, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA.

The National Leadership Training Program has been approved by the federal Office of Personnel Management as an appropriate training for the federal workforce. This year’s NLTP is expected to draw up to 300 attendees from across the Federal and D.C. governments.

FAPAC is the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islanders employees in the Federal and D.C. governments. Since 1985, FAPAC has been committed to addressing the interests, issues and representation of AAPIs in the Federal and D.C. governments and promoting local partnerships within the public and private sectors. FAPAC is nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents the interests of over 181,000 AAPI employees in the Federal and D.C. governments.

The FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards honor 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.

The 2018 Winners

  1. Army: Lieutenant Colonel Lan T. Dalat  
  2. Army: Captain Amie M. Foster  
  3. Navy: Commander Sylvaine Wong 
  4. Navy: Lieutenant Andrea Liou
  5. Marine Corps: Sergeant Aldin A. Ambol

  6. Marine Corps: Staff Sergeant David Chen
  7. Air Force: Major Steven B. Lee
  8. Air Force: Captain Juliette E. Simpson
  9. Coast Guard: Lieutenant Christine T. Igisomar

  10. Army National Guard: Captain Ervin B. Nicolas  
  11. Air National Guard: Senior Master Sergeant Melissa R. Bilbruck
  12. Army Reserve: Captain Stacy C. Jer  
  13. Army Reserve: Captain Jae S. Hwang

Point of Contact: Eva L. Ngai
Public Relations Officer

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