Military-to-Civilian Transition panel: (L-R) Antonia
McLaren, Auto Claims Service Manager, USAA; Lauran
Bacon, Senior Manager, Military Programs, Hilton;
Marc Lopez, Director Talent Acquisition, Nationwide;
Brenda Durham, SVP & Regional General Counsel,
Marriott International Inc. and Margarita Bauza,
Diversity Communications, General Motors.
Celebrating Latina Contributions in the Workforce…
panel: (L-R) Carmen Cantor, Director of the Office of Civil
Service, Department of State; Arlene Gaylord, Assistant
Director FBI Office of EEO Affairs; Carmen Middleton,
Founder, Common Table Consulting and Ilka S.
Rodríguez-Díaz, Chief, Support Hiring Division, Talent
Acquisition Group, CIA.
(L-R) Robert E. Bard, CEO, LATINA Style, Inc.; Rear
Admiral Christina M. “Tina” Alvarado, USN.
Clarence Johnson, Principal Director and Director,
Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity, DoD, and
Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMconnector.
The Role of the Military Spouses panel: (L-R) Cassaundra
Martinez, VP-Dog Tag Alumni Association; Ximena Rozo,
Founder, Ximena Rozo Design LCC; Darlene Johnston,
USCG Spouse; Felicitas Rendon, USCG Spouse and Betsy
Eves, Dole Caregiver Fellow-Elizabeth Dole Foundation
and President of Dog Tag Inc.
Our Heroes in attendance.
Leadership and Diversity Through the Eyes of General
Officers panel. (L-R) Dr. Gladys Brignoni, Deputy Commander,
Force Readiness Command, USCG; Rear Admiral James
Rendon, Superintendent USCGA; Rear Admiral Christina M.
“Tina” Alvarado, Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine & Surgery,
Reserve Policy and Integration, USN and Vice Admiral
Sandra Stosz, Deputy Commandant Mission Support, USCG.
(L-R) POW/MIA Remember Salute: Specialist Melanie
M. Adamski, USA; Sergeant Hosana L. Feraud, USMC;
ATI Linda Galaviz, USN; Technical Sergeant Carmen C.
Washington, USAF; Yeoman First Class Ainara Farin,
USCG and Alma Rubalcava, USN.
(L-R) Bridget Vargas, Rosalinda Toole, Donald Toole, Frank
Galaviz, Ryan Berry, CDR Jonathan L. Jackson.
The Distinguished Meritorious Service
Award ceremony followed. Sixteen awardees
were honored for their service to the country,
leadership, accomplishments, and commitment
to building a strong community. Congratulations
to the 2017 award recipients: Specialist
Melanie M. Adamski, USA; Sergeant Hosana L.
Feraud, USMC; Ms. Julia G. Herrera (Civ),
USMC; Chief Legalman Alicia R. Cooper, USN;
Petty Officer First Class Linda M. Galaviz,
USN; Ms. Alma Rubalcava (Civ), USN; Captain
Marisa J. King, USAF; Master Sergeant Lucero
Stockett, USAF; Technical Sergeant Carmen C.
Washington, USAF; Yeoman First Class Ainara
Farin, USCG; Colonel Isabel Rivera Smith
(Army), U.S. National Guard Bureau; Master
Sergeant Yanira Gonzalez (Air), U.S. National
Guard Bureau; Cadet Richelle Radcliff, U.S.
Military Academy; Midshipman First Class
Daniela Pimentel, USN Academy; Cadet First
Class Falon E. Little; USAF Academy; Cadet
First Class Angel Fay, USCG Academy.LS
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2017 Parents Step Ahead Teacher Ambassadors; Lupita Colmenero
(center), Founder of Parents Step Ahead; Phillip and Claudia Vivar,
Parents Step Ahead.
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