APCSS Award at FEB photoHONOLULU — Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies employees were recognized at the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board’s (FEB) 55th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards luncheon held at the Sheraton Waikiki April 13.

The annual luncheon honors employees from many government agencies in Hawaii for their outstanding efforts, dedication, and contribution to the workforce and community. Each employee was selected by his or her organization.

According to APCSS’ Federal Supervisor of the Year/Manager of the Year Sheri Uyehara: “When I think of leadership I think about my team. There’s a great quote by Betty Linton – ‘ Being a leader is not about making yourself more powerful. It’s about making people around you more powerful.’

“I think this quote is a great reminder that in an age where we’re having to do more with less, having an effective team is incredibly important to drive work results.”

The APCSS awardees for 2012 are:

– Team Excellence:  Information Services Department – Mr. Frank (Brad) Ong, Mr. Jerome Sajulan, Mr. Jason Scott, Ms. Debra Fikac, Ms. Tessie Magaoay, Mr. Matthew Samson, Ms. Sharon Godwin, SSgt Jennifer Swain, USAF, Mr. Ian Walker, Ms. Sheri Uyehara, Mr. Kevin Cain, Mr. Christopher Conde, Ms. Clarice Say, Ms. Carla Jean Jones, Mr. Kevin Kruse, Mr. Vidal (Kai) Badua, Mr. Dean Fujimoto, Mr. Paul Goto, Ms. Debra Castro, Mr. John MacLean, Mr. Dalton Nouchi, and Mr. Daniel ParkAPCSS Info Svcs Dept. Photo

– Federal Employee of the Year (Clerical/Assistant):  Ms. Dorothy (Dottie) Kaneshiro

– Federal Employee of the Year (Professional/Admin/Tech):  Mr. Robert (Mike) Hogan

– Federal Supervisor of the Year/Manager of the Year:  Ms. Sheri Uyehara

– Leader of the Year:  Cmdr. Paul (PJ) Tech, USN

– Exceptional Community Service:  Lt.Col. Michael (Mike) Mollohan, Sr., USMC

– Mentor of the Year:   Lt.Col. Ronald (Ron) Sargent, Jr., USA

The Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) were created by Presidential Directive in 1961 to foster communication, coordination and collaboration among Federal field agencies. FEBs build interagency partnerships and community involvement to create and nurture working relationships that address issues of shared interest. Currently, approximately 88% of Federal employees are located outside the Washington, DC area. Across the nation, in 28 locations with a high concentration of Federal agencies and Federal employees, FEBs provide a forum for local Federal leaders to share management challenges and strategies to meet agency missions and goals, identify common issues, develop collaborative efforts to address those issues, and share best practices among their peers.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense academic institute that addresses regional and global security issues.  Military and civilian representatives of the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations participate in our comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APCSS’ mission is to educate, connect, and empower security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security.