Director of Special Programs & Military Affairs
LATINA Style’s 13th Annual National LATINA Symposium “Distinguished Military Service Award” Call for Nominations
Dallas, TX – May 13, 2016 –LATINA Style Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of Latina professionals, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, college students and members of the Armed Services is now accepting submissions for the prestigious 13th National LATINA Symposium Distinguished Military Service Awards recognizing women in the military and the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce who through their service have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organization and the DoD. The 13th Annual National LATINA Symposium awards will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
The criteria is as follows:
• Active Duty or Full-Time Reserve Nominee. Distinguished themselves as leaders, mentors, advocates of diversity and the full integration of Latinas in the Armed Forces, embodying the qualities that are at the core of the Service’s mission, well respected by superiors and peers as military and community leaders.
• Civilian Awardees. Embodying the qualities that are at the core of the component’s mission. Aiding in creating opportunities and careers that support and contribute to the advancement of Hispanic Americans toward senior level positions, displaying exceptional character and representing the Hispanic community with dignity and pride.
Twelve awards will be presented during the awards ceremony. One active duty or full-time reserve and one DoD civilian women will be chosen. Each of the following components are encouraged to submit nominations: Army or Army Reserve; Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, Navy or Navy Reserve, Air Force or Air Force Reserve; National Guard Bureau (Guard or Air Guard); Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve. The eligibility period for the 2016 LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award is from August 2015 to July 2016.
Component MEO and EEO offices should select nomination based on set criteria and forward an electronic copy of the assemble award nomination package no later than Friday, July 15, 2016 to Johnny Quezada (LCDR, USN, LDO, RET), at [email protected] with a courtesy copy to [email protected]. For further information about the criteria on which candidates will be assessed, click link: http://nls.latinastyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Nomination-Critera_NLS-2016.pdf