Twelve Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies employees were recognized for Excellence in Federal Government service at the 2017 Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board (FEB) Awards ceremony at the Hickam Officers Club, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Friday.
The “Team Excellence” honors went to the DKI APCSS Budget and Supply Division with the Lt. Cmdr Robin Taylor, USN accepting the award for the team. Last year, while successfully implementing a new DoD financial system, the Division processed 423 critical purchases and service contracts valued at $4.7 million and also 150 staff travel vouchers. They also processed 600 international Fellow’s debit-card payments, and certified thousands of purchase and travel card requirements worth $6.8 million with zero financial discrepancies. Cmdr James Matthews, head of Resource Management at DKI APCSS, was recognized as “Mentor of the Year.”
“Federal Supervisor or the Year” went to Lieutenant Colonel Donald Peterson for his work as DKI APCSS College of Security Studies Operations Chief. Peterson led college operations in the conduct of 11 courses and 15 workshops and dialogues. These events supported more nearly 2,000 security practitioners throughout the Asia-Pacific.
DKI APCSS Public Affairs Webmaster and Photographer, William R. Goodwin, earned the “Federal Employee of the Year – Professional, Administrative, and Technical” category. Goodwin provides excellent photographic coverage of DKI APCSS activities and then highlights them via our website, social media and displays. His efforts help tell the Center’s story and shows our value to the world.
The DKI APCSS College of Security Studies (CSS) operations administrative assistant Ms. Michelle L. Donaldson earned the “Federal Employee of the Year – Clerical and Assistant. Donaldson is a key contributor to the College’s operations supporting courses and providing excellent customer service.
Ms. Doris Dyogi, DKI APCSS visit coordinator, was recognized with an Exceptional Community Service Award. Dyogi is an active member supporting the Homeless Feeding Program of St. Rita’s Church in Nanakuli. She also funded and sewed more than 100 creative cloth bags, which are filled with toiletries and daily living supplies for the homeless and poor, and then distributed at local shelters for special holiday occasions.
The complete list of honorees:
- Team Excellence: Budget and Supply Division
- CDR James Matthews, U.S. Navy
- LCDR Robin Taylor, U.S. Navy
- CPO Richard Cabag, U.S. Navy
- Yvonne Yoshioka
- Romanito Rodrigo
- Sharlyn Fahl
- PO3 William Reding, U.S. Navy
- PO2 Zeek Granston, U.S. Navy
- Federal Supervisor of the Year: Lt. Col. Donald Peterson, U.S. Army
- Federal Employee of the Year – Professional, Administrative, and Technical: Mr. William Goodwin
- Federal Employee of the Year – Clerical and Assistant: Ms. Michelle Donaldson
- Exceptional Community Service: Ms. Doris Dyogi
- Mentor of the Year: CDR James Matthews
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Cooperation is a Department of Defense institute that addresses regional and global security issues. Military and civilian representatives, most from the United States and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The Center supports U.S. Pacific Command by developing and sustaining relationships among security practitioners and national security establishments throughout the region. DKI APCSS’ mission is to build capacities and communities of interest by educating, connecting and empowering security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security. It is one of the Department of Defense’s five regional security studies centers.
Since opening in 1995, nearly 11,000 alumni representing over 122 countries and territories have attended DKI APCSS courses and workshops.