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News | June 2, 2021

Military Diversity: BAMC honors Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the ranks

By Robert A. Whetstone

Brooke Army Medical Center designated May 27, 2021 to observe the culture and accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islander service members. This year’s theme is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.” It highlights the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders within our military and civilian ranks.

The month of May is a time for the United States to observe AAPI heritage. On April 30, the president signed a proclamation that recognizes the history and achievements of AAPIs across our Nation.

Army Col. Michael Wirt, BAMC commander, noted that AAPIs are a diverse group of many cultures, ethnicities, races and languages, who trace their ancestry back to the Asian continent and the many Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

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