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April 04, 2012 07:42 | FAPAC National

PRESS RELEASE For information contact: April 3, 2012


WASHINGTON DC – FAPAC congratulates the recipients of the 2012 Military Meritorious Service and Civilian Awards.

Department of Defense and Federal Asian Pacific American Council

2012 Military Meritorious Service Award Recipients

United States Army

Colonel Olen L. Kelley

US Army Cyber Command - 2nd Army

Fort Meade, MD

United States Navy

Lieutenant Commander Sunny Ramchandani

Naval Medical Center

San Diego, CA

United States Marine Corps

Gunnery Sergeant Myung K. Yoo

Recruiting Station New Jersey

Colts Neck, NJ

United States Air Force

Captain Mary Jane M. Brence

48th Operations Group Royal Air Force

Lakenheath, England

National Guard Bureau

Captain Valentine Chong Castillo

Arizona Army National Guard

Phoenix, AZ

Master Sergeant Jeffery Pena Dela Cruz

146th Air Lift Wing-Air National Guard

Port Hueneme, CA

United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant Jocelyn Soriano

Coast Guard Headquarters

Washington, DC

Federal Asian Pacific American Council

2012 Civilian Award Recipients

Outstanding Individual Leadership

SES: Meroe S. Park - Central Intelligence Agency

GS 11-15: Jean T. Dumlao – United States Navy

GS 1-10: Thomas Szymanek – Department of Veterans Affairs

Excellence in Individual Achievement

SES: Dr. James Meng – United States Navy

GS 11-15: Anthony H. Hsia – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

GS 1-10: Yoshiko Shibuya _ United States Army

Diversity Excellence

SES: John Burden – Department of the Interior/William P. Milton – Department of Agriculture

GS 11-15: Frederick Cheng - Defense Intelligence Agency

GS 1-10: Chor Yang – Department of Agriculture

The awards will be presented at the 27th Annual National Leadership Training Conference will be held on April 30-May 4, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. FAPAC holds this conference to coincide with the Federal government’s observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The theme for 2012 is "Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion".

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