APAICS | Military Leadership Luncheon
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Military Leadership Luncheon


The Military Leadership Luncheon is dedicated to promoting leadership diversity and Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in our troops. Active members and veterans of our Armed Forces have the opportunity to learn how to utilize skills and prior leadership experiences to contribute to personal and professional development in the future. Promoting diversity in the military encourages and strengthens the voice of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout our nation.


The 2016 Military Leadership Luncheon featured Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso (Air Force) and PPALM Chairman General Tony Taguba (US Army).


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May 18, 2017  |  12:00pm – 2:00pm


Capital Hilton
1001 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C.


Military (Active/NGR/Veteran/Retiree/Cadet/Midshipmen/USPHS) – Complimentary

Civilian & Community Supporter – $25.00

Table Sponsor – $2,000


  • Civilian: Business Suit & Tie
  • US Army: Army Service Uniform
  • US Marine Corps: Service Alpha
  • US Navy: Summer Whites (or Navy Dress Blues if uniform change is not in effect for Washington DC area)
  • US Coast Guard: Service Dress
  • US Air Force: Service Dress


Cathy He


(202) 296-9200


Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso
LtGen Gina Grosso Bio


Lt. Gen. Gina M. Grosso is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Grosso serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, which includes military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation, resource allocation, and the worldwide U.S. Air Force services program.


General Grosso entered the Air Force in 1986 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps distinguished graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has held several command and staff positions throughout her career. As a staff officer, she served as an operations analyst, personnel programs analyst, Air Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense action officer, Major Command Director of Manpower and Personnel, Director of the Air Force Colonel Management Office, Director, Manpower, Organization and Resources, and Director of Force Management Policy. Her command tours include a Headquarters Squadron Section, Military Personnel Flight, Mission Support Squadron, command of the Air Force’s sole Basic Military Training Group, and as Joint Base and 87th Air Base Wing commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Director of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR), Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.


If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Military Leadership Luncheon, please contact Helen Ruggiero at helen@apaics.org. Sponsorship levels include: Gold level ($10,000), Silver-level ($5,000), or table sponsorship ($2,000).


(202) 296-9200







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