Purpose: The FAPAC Military Meritorious Service Awards honor military members, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective Military Service or other DoD Component.
Event and Date: The award will be given out at the FAPAC National Leadership Training Program held each year in the month of May to coincide with the Asian Pacific American Islander Heritage Month.
Performance Period: Each Fiscal Year or Calendar Year
Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018
Point of Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Award Committee will comprise of a Panel of Judges to review the application and will use the following evaluation criteria set forth below. Each Criteria will be rated equally as 20 points each, equals to 100%.
Criteria 1: The nominee fostered an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and Asian American Pacific Islander civilian community. The nominee supported the full integration and promotion of all DoD personnel to include minorities and women within the Armed Forces and civilian workforce.
Criteria 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 the equal opportunity for selection, promotion or retention of women and minorities in senior grade level positions and under-represented occupations.
Criteria 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 all DoD personnel including women and minorities. The nominee assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces and civilians including women and minorities in the Armed Forces.
Criteria 4: The nominee believed in and practiced the tenets of a democratic society, including the U.S. Constitution undefined the belief that all people are created equal, and that freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.
Criteria 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 principles. The nominee created job or training opportunities that will support and contribute to advancement of all Service members including women and minorities in the Armed Forces or civilian workforce.
All Military members and service members from the following Branches are eligible for a maximum of 12 awards:
Various DoD Component organizations may select award winners based upon set criteria below and assembled award winner packages to be submitted online at www.fapac.org/militaryawards by the above deadline.
Various DoD Components Diversity or Service Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) office can submit the nomination packages online at www.fapac.org/militaryawards by the above deadline.
Nomination packages shall include, at a minimum, the items listed below. Incomplete packages will not be considered.
The Award Committee will comprise of Panel of Judges and a Committee Chair to review nominations packages and select the award winner(s) and shall present the “consensus” ratings and results to the FAPAC President for final review and approval.
Once the selections of the award winners have been coordinated and approved by the FAPAC President, the Committee Chair will notify each awardee via email in a formal letter of invitation. The formal invitation letter is signed by the FAPAC President and will include instructions to the winners (i.e., proper attire to wear during the banquet, additional dinner tickets, etc.) to attend the Award Banquet but it does not include travel expenses for the awardee.