2016 11 Apr APAICS & PPALM Announces Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso as Keynote for 3rd Annual Military Leadership Luncheon
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April 11, 2016
S. Floyd Mori
APAICS & PPALM Announces Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso as Keynote for 3rd Annual Military Leadership Luncheon
Washington, D.C. – Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso will provide the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Military Leadership Luncheon on May 3, 2016, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM). The Luncheon will take place at the Capital Hilton (1001 16th Street NW) in Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant General Grosso is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services for the U.S. Air Force. General Grosso oversees all plans and policies regarding military and civilian personnel management — including end strength management, education and training, compensation, resource allocation and the worldwide U.S. Air Force services program. General Grosso began her service with the Air Force in 1986 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps distinguished graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University, later holding several command and staff positions including Director of Force Management Policy, Commander of the Joint Base and 87th Air Base Wing, and most recently, Director of the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.
“It is a great honor to have the distinguished Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso of the U.S. Air Force as this year’s keynote speaker,” said General Tony Taguba, Chair of PPALM. “As one of the highest ranking female general officer in the U.S. Air Force, and first female personnel chief in the history of the Air Staff, General Grosso’s leadership and influence is an integral value to the Air Force’s warfighting capability with a diverse professional leadership team.”
The Military Leadership Luncheon is dedicated to promoting leadership diversity and Asian Pacific American representation in the Armed Forces, featuring learning opportunities for active members and veterans to utilize their leadership skills as professional development opportunities.
“What we want to get across through our Military Luncheon is the importance of promoting diversity in all aspects of our society, including the Armed Forces,” said Floyd Mori, President and CEO of APAICS. “Just as it is important for AAPIs to be more accurately represented in government, the military should reflect our nation’s growth with members from every ethnic group working together to protect our liberties.”
The APAICS & PPALM 3rd Annual Military Leadership Luncheon is made possible by Toyota. Advance tickets are required for all guests. Complimentary tickets are available to cadets, midshipmen, active and veteran members of the Armed Forces. For more information, visit: http://apaics.org/military-leadership-luncheon/.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels.
Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM) was established to create a professional network of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, military and civilian, committed to serving the Nation by providing leadership, education, mentoring and fellowship opportunities. Building on the sacrifices of the past generations, PPALM continues to promote diversity, advancement and retention of all leaders.