Our Cultural Expanse: Asian & Pacific Islanders, 1992-Present

While the Navy ceased recruitment efforts specifically targeting Filipino Americans, it remains the top service of choice for them and Filipino nationals. Throughout the current century, they have contributed to the all-inclusive, all-volunteer Navy, making it one of those powerful navies in the world due it its multi-cultural diversity.

“It is our goal that every ship, work center, community, and rank is representative of our nation’s diversity.” — Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations

In 2014, more than 43,000 Asian and Pacific Islanders served on active duty in the Navy.

While we conclude our Asian and Pacific Islander presentation, we would like to invite you to our formal presentation with special guest speaker Susan Ahn Cuddy, former Navy lieutenant who was the first Asian American woman to serve in the Navy when she joined the Woman Accepted for Emergency Services (WAVES) during WWII. The speaking engagement will be Saturday May 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Seabee Museum Main Education Room.

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Explore our parent command, Naval History and Heritage Command‘s historical presentation: Asian and Pacific Islanders.

For non-military presentations, visit the official website for Asian and Pacific American History Month.

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