Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Asian Pacific American Officer 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 2023:

  • Improve award related communications to promote and increase visibility for APAOC Honor Awards
  • Promote active participation from voting members during the awards selection process and ensure APAOC awards selection is unbiased and fair
  • Recognize APAOC deserving members
  • Update Awards and Recognition SC documents to improve communications and operations

Subcommittee Contacts:


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