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UNIFORMED SERVICES AWARDS

Purpose: The FAPAC Uniformed Services Awards recognize and honor members of the Uniformed Services which include the armed forces, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and the commissioned corps of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

Event and Date: The award will be presented at the Uniformed Services Awards Ceremony during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program (NLTP) on May 13-16, 2019 in Huntsville, AL. The NLTP is held each year in the month of May to coincide with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Submit your nomination online!


Performance Period: 2018 Fiscal Year (Oct 1, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018) or Calendar Year (Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018)

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Point of Contact: awards@fapac.org

Download the Uniformed Services Awards announcement

Eligibility

Any active/reserve member of the Uniformed Services is eligible for consideration. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. ยง 2101, the Uniformed Services includes the armed forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard), the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  1. U.S. Army

  2. U.S. Marine Corps

  3. U.S. Navy

  4. U.S. Air Force

  5. U.S. Coast Guard
  6. Army National Guard
  7. Army Reserve
  8. Marine Corps Reserve

  9. Naval Reserve

  10. Air National Guard

  11. Air Force Reserve

  12. Coast Guard Reserve
  13. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  14. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps

Evaluation and Selection Process

Each Uniformed Services component may conduct an internal review board and select award winners based on the criteria below and submit assembled nomination packages online by the February 15, 2019 deadline.

The Awards Committee is comprised of the Awards Committee Chair and a Panel of Judges. The Committee will review and rate each nomination package based on the five criteria below. Each criterion will be rated on a 20-point scale for a maximum of 100 points per nomination package.

  • Criterion 1: The nominee fostered an innovative and harmonious environment between the Uniformed Services and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The nominee supported the full integration and promotion of all Uniformed Services personnel, including the civilian workforce.
  • Criterion 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 equal opportunity for the selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in senior ranking positions and under-represented occupations.
  • Criterion 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 members of the Uniformed Services. The nominee assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Uniformed Services, including the civilian workforce.
  • Criterion 4: The nominee believes in and practices the tenets of the U.S. Constitution - that all people are created equal and freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.
  • Criterion 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-based principles. The nominee created job or training opportunities that will support and contribute to advancement of all members in the Civilian and Uniformed Services.

The Awards Committee will submit nominees with the highest score from each Uniformed Services component to the FAPAC President for final review and approval. Award winners and the nominating office will receive formal notice of their selection via email by March 2019. The Awards Committee Chair will coordinate and confirm the award winner's attendance at the Uniformed Services Awards during the NLTP on May 16, 2019. 

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Any of the seven Uniformed Services may nominate candidates based upon the five criteria listed above. Nominating offices must submit completed packages online by 8:00 PM ET on Friday, February 15, 2019. Incomplete or late packages will not be considered.

Nomination packages shall include the following items. All submitted files should be single-spaced, 12-pitch font with 1-inch margins in Word, PDF, or text format.

  • Cover or transmittal memorandum
  • A narrative describing the nominee’s accomplishments warranting the recognition, not to exceed two pages
  • An award citation highlighting the nominee’s accomplishments
  • A one-page biography of the nominee
  • A digital color or black-and-white head shot photo

Diversity/EEO Office Points of Contact

Nominating offices should coordinate packages with the respective individuals/offices below.

  • ARMY: Ms. Margo Barfield, (703) 545-5776, margaret.d.barfield.civ@mail.mil
  • MARINE CORPS: Mr. Marc Juan Shepphard, (703) 784-9371, marc.sheppard@usmc.mil
  • NAVY: Ms. Kristina Koch, (703) 604-5481, kristina.koch@navy.mil
  • AIR FORCE: Mr. Cyrus Salazar, (240) 612-4113, cyrus.a.salazar.civ@mail.mil
  • COAST GUARD: Mr. Damien Terry, (202) 474-5254, damien.j.terry@uscg.mil
  • NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU: Ms. Jacqueline Ray-Morris, (703) 607-1710, jacqueline.ray-morris.civ@mail.mil
  • PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE: Commander Dipti Kalra, (301) 796-7649, dipti.kalra@fda.hhs.gov
  • NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: Coneshea Simpson, (301) 628-0952, coneshea.simpson@noaa.gov


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