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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.

The award is presented during the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program (NLTP). The NLTP is held each year in the month of May to coincide with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month.

Performance Period: 2023 Fiscal Year (Oct 1, 2022 to Sept 30, 2023) or Calendar Year (Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2023)

Submission Deadline:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm EST 

Point of Contact:


Any of the seven Uniformed Services may nominate candidates based upon the five criteria listed below. Nominating offices must submit completed packages online by 8:00 PM EST on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024. 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.  Submit all items online or email package to

  • Nomination form (submit online or download PDF version)
  • Cover or transmittal memorandum
  • An award citation highlighting the nominee’s accomplishments, not to exceed two pages. Highlight any specific impact they made to their organization or institution.
  • A one-page biography of the nominee
  • A digital color or black-and-white headshot photo (high res .jpg, .png, .tiff files)


Any Active Duty or Reserve Component member of the Uniformed Services is eligible for consideration. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 2101, the Uniformed Services includes the armed forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard), the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

  • U.S. Army (Active Duty)

  • U.S. Army (National Guard/Reserve)

  • U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty)

  • U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve)

  • U.S. Navy (Active Duty)

  • U.S. Navy (Reserve)

  • U.S. Air Force (Active Duty)

  • U.S. Air Force (National Guard/Reserve)

  • U.S. Space Force

  • U.S. Coast Guard (Active Duty)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (Reserve)

  • Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps

Evaluation and Selection

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 8:00 PM EST on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2024.

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, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Criterion 2: The nominee distinguished himself or herself by promoting the tenets of the U.S. Constitution, civil/human rights, equal opportunity, human relations, and/or public service. 
  • 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 contributed to equal opportunity for the selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in ranking positions and under-represented occupations. 
  • 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 2024. The Awards Committee Chair will coordinate and confirm the award winners' attendance at FAPAC's 39th NLTP Uniformed Services Awards. The ceremony will take place at the NLTP in Leesburg, VA. 

Diversity/EEO Office Points of Contact

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

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