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FAPAC Announces 2024 Award Recipients

April 12, 2024 06:00 | Anonymous

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2024

FAPAC Announces the 2024 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 2024 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 2024 Honorees are:


United States Army 

Major Diep-Thuy Ho
Captain Han Yoo 

United States Army National Guard Reserve

Captain Eric Chang 

United States Navy                         

Captain Judy Malana 

United States Air Force                   

Major Michelle Rosales

United States Space Force                       

2nd Lieutenant Katherine Rodriguez

Unites States Coast Guard             

Yeoman Vinnesha Blas

Unites States Public Health Service

Commander Chaolong Qi


Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual who has shown bold leadership and innovative ways in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action, and Diversity. The 2024 Honorees with the following categories are

SES                 Justina Fugh (EPA)
GS 13 - 15       Dean Nakasone (DLA)
GS   1 - 12        Adam Walstrum (DLA)

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 2024 Honorees with the following categories are

SES                 Amillita Marayag (FBI)
GS 13 -15        Adelle Kostur (Army)
GS  1 -12         Viliamu Kuaea (Navy)

Diversity Excellence:  Individual who has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds. The 2024 Honorees with the following categories are

GS 13 -15        Chung Hoang (Air Force)
GS  1 -12         Michelle Nakagawa (Navy)


Yoo Ra Sung (Stanford 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 39th National Leadership Training Program either Wednesday May 8, 2024 during the Uniformed Services Awards Ceremony or Thursday May 9, 2024 during the Civilian Awards and Scholarship Award Ceremony.

More details about the FAPAC Awards and descriptions of the honorees are available at

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.

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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