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AWARD Eligibility Month Due**
Military Feb 2020
Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Award Military/ Civilian Feb 2020
Society of Women Engineers Military/ Civilian Mar 2020
Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Military Meritorious Service Award Military/ Civilian Apr 2020
Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Apr 2020
​League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Military Service Award Military/ Civilian Apr 2020
Women of Color (WOC) STEM Awards Military/ Civilian May 2020
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award Military/ Civilian  May 2020
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Military/ Civilian May 2020
Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Military/ Civilian May 2020
National Blacks in Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award Military/Civilian May 2020
National Image, Inc. Military Uniformed Services and Civilian Meritorious Service Awards​ Military/ Civilian Jun 2020
LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award Military/ Civilian Jul 2020
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Grateful Nation Award Military Aug 2020
​Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference Military/ Civilian Aug 2020
BEYA Stars & Stripes Award​ Military/ Civilian Sep2020
**Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award (Anne Arundel County) Military/ USNA Dec 2019
*The table will be updated with specific due dates as they become available.
**Contact our office for more information.
General Evaluation Criteria for Award Nominees
The nominee exemplifies the following:
  • Has distinguished him/herself by promoting the tenets of public service, civil/human rights, equal opportunity, and/or human relations.
  • Displays exceptional character that distinguished the individual as an outstanding leader, role model, or mentor by promoting the development or advancement of all DoD personnel.
  • Contributes to equal opportunity for advancement based on merit and fitness for all members of the Armed Forces and civilians.
  • Believes in and practices the tenets of a democratic society, including the Declaration of Independence - the belief that all people are created equal and that freedom is a right that must be protected at all times.
  • Assists in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees. 
  • Supports the full integration and promotion of all DoD personnel within the Armed Forces and civilian workforce.
  • Creates opportunities that support and contribute to the mentorship, development, advancement, or retention of all personnel in government service consistent with merit principles.
  • Creates jobs or training opportunities that will support and contribute to the advancement of all Service Members in the Armed Forces or civilian workforce.  


2020 Award Winners
  • BEYA Student-Athlete Award - MIDN First Class Sydney Fortson
2019 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
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