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All commands are strongly encouraged to take part in the awards process. Nominating Sailors and Civilians for both external and internal awards should be part of an ongoing recognition program. 

 
General Evaluation Criteria for all Award Nomination Packages
  • The nominee distinguished him/herself by promoting the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and/or public service.
 
  • The nominee displayed exceptional character that distinguished the individual as an outstanding leader, role model, or mentor by promoting the development or advancement of all DoD personnel.
 
  • The nominee contributed to equal opportunity for advancement based on merit and fitness for all members of the Armed Forces and civilians.
 
  • The nominee believed in and practiced the tenets of a democratic society, including the Declaration of Independence - the belief that all people are created equal and that freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.
 
  • The nominee assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees.
 
  • The nominee supported the full integration and promotion of all DoD personnel within the Armed Forces and civilian workforce.
 
  • The nominee created opportunities that support and contribute to the mentorship, development, advancement, or retention of all personnel 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 in the Armed Forces or civilian workforce.
 
~~ Additional criteria may be found on the organization's website. ~~
 
The following are some non-DoD organizations/affinity groups awards that have historically held distinct DoD or Veteran award recognition programs.  Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Organization for Mexican American Rights (NOMAR) Meritorious Service Award
 
 
Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation (HENAAC) Cadet Role Model Award

 

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AWARD RECIPIENTS

2016 Award Winners
  • ​Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Awards
    • Chaplain Manuel A. Biadog, Jr.
    • LT James J. Yoon
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award
    • Ms. Stephanie Credle
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Service Awards
    • PO2 Javier Morenomartinez
  • Blacks in Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award
    • Ms. Ivette Washington
  • LATINA Style Inc. Distinguished Military Service Award
    • PO2 Evelin-Yanet Garcia
    • Ms. Belia Cook
  • Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Grateful Nation Award
    • SCPO Benny Flores
  • CAPT Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards
    • CAPT Juliann M. Althoff - Senior Officer        
    • LT Christine M. Puthawala - Junior Officer       
    • LT Jennifer M. Baker-Story - LDO/CWO               
    • CPO Jessica. C. Kerr - Senior Enlisted       
    • PO2 Carrie S. Lasker - Junior Enlisted       
2015 Award Winners
  • Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Outstanding Achievement Award -- Modern Technology Leader
    • LCDR Carice Brantley
  • CAPT Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards
    • CAPT Sam Westock - Senior Officer:    
    • LT Jan Ingram - Junior Officer   
    • ENS Cassandra Karo - LDO/CWO       
    • CMDCM Shay Langejans - Senior Enlisted
    • AE1 Sumalee Lilly - Junior Enlisted   
2014 Award Winners
  • Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Grateful Nation Award
    • LCDR Andrew W. Boyden
  • LATINA Style Inc. Distinguished Military Service Award
    • LCDR Monica E. Gonzalez
    • LN1 Victoria Agosto
    • PO1 Martha Moreno Madueno
  • Blacks in Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award
    • CAPT David Wilson
    • LCDR Yolanda M. Tripp
    • LT Duane L. Motley
    • LN1 George Amerson
    • Mr. James Watkins
    • Mr. Willie G. McCallister
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Meritorius Service Award
    • CDR Margaret A. Larrea
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award
    • MCC Sam T. Spain, Jr.
  • Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Military Meritorious Service Award
    • Mr. Sean M. Makel, NAVSEA
  • Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Meritorious Service Award
    • CAPT Ann K. Minami
    • LT Anthony P. Sham
    • MM1 Nestorio Delgado
  • CAPT Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards
    • LCDR Pamela Klepac-Tulensru - Senior Officer     
    • CWO3 Vanderla Akaka - Junior Officer   
    • CMDCM(AW/SW/IDW) Cynthia Patterson - Senior Enlisted  
    • YN1(SW) Shanika Jones - Junior Enlisted 
2013 Award Winners
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award
    • Ms. Pyett
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Service Award
    • IT3 Gutierrez
  • Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Award
    • LT Wann
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award
    • Dr. Fu - Engineer of the Year
    • RDML Yuen - Executive of the Year
  • CAPT Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards
    • CDR Susan L. Ayers - Senior Officer     
    • LT Sara K. Ursetti - Junior Officer   
    • MMCS(SW) Cynthia M. Huratiak - Senior Enlisted  
    • MA1(EXW) Virginia L. Horton - Junior Enlisted  
2012 Award Winners
  • Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation (HENAAC) Cadet Role Model Award
    • MIDN McDowell
  • Latina Style Meritorious Service Award
    • LCDR Hicks
  • National Image Meritorious Service Award
    • FC2 Gurski
  • National Organization for Mexican American Rights (NOMAR) Military Recognition Award
    • IT1 Hammond
  • Blacks in Government (BIG) Military Recognition Award
    • LNC Prier
  • Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Recognition Award
    • LT O'Neil
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award
    • RDML Crawford
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Service Award
    • HN Rodriquez
  • Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)
    Meritorious Service Award
    • LtCol HuntingHorse
  • Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Award
    • LCDR Ramchandani
    • IT1 Olinarez
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award
    • Mr. Jae-Yoo Ko
    • Mr. Allen Lim
  • CAPT Joy Bright Hancock and Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Awards
    • CDR Regina G. Marengo - Senior Officer     
    • LT Megan M. Donnelly - Junior Officer    
    • CEC(SCW/DV) Lynn M. Rodriguez - Senior Enlisted  
    • HM1 Sonseeahray Walker - Junior Enlisted

 

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