Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Asian Pacific American Officers Committee

Awards and Recognition

Mission Statement:

The goal of the APAOC Awards and Recognition Subcommittee is to promote the recognition of Asian Pacific American officers and their notable accomplishments. This goal is accomplished by the following:

  • RADM Samuel Lin Award (Senior Officer of the Year Award)
  • RADM Kenneth Moritsugu Award (Junior Officer of the Year Award)
  • CAPT Allan Lock Award (open to current or past voting members of APAOC)
  • Other competitive awards for APAOC nominees
  • Special Assignment Award for eligible APAOC voting members
  • Other recognitions (e.g., Letter of Appreciation, and Certificate of Appreciation)

Goals for 2022:

  • To recognize Asian Pacific American officers and their notable accomplishments through RADM Samuel Lin Award, RADM Kenneth Moritsugu Award, and CAPT Allan Lock Award.
  • To recognize APAOC voting members who have completed over 30 service hours to APAOC through the Special Assignment Award.
  • To recognize APAOC members for their excellence service throughout the year with a Letter of Appreciation or a Certificate of Appreciation.

Subcommittee Contacts:

CDR Kent Bui, Chair,; LCDR Yen Anh Bui, Alternate,  

LCDR Tramara Dam, Co-Chair,; LCDR Trami Nguyen, Alternate,  


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