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DoD Women Get Awards At Government and Technology Conference

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2002 – Eleven DoD military and civilian women are among the 30 winners to be honored here July 19 at the second annual Women of Color Government and Defense Technology Awards Conference.

The awards will be presented in a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Washington Convention Center.

The awards recognize exemplary women, corporations and government agencies "that are doing something meaningful about the 'glass ceiling' that has limited women and minorities to only 7 percent of the nation's most senior executives," said Tyrone D. Taborn, chairman of Career Communications Group Inc., the producer of the conference.

By highlighting successful women in technology and government, Taborn said, a message is sent that there is room for women who choose to follow.

DoD awardees are:

  • Executive of the Year. Janet L. Garber, deputy chief of staff for resource management, Army Test and Evaluation Command.

  • Lifetime Achievement. Moonja P. Kim, chief, Business Processes Branch, Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center.

  • Community Service. Air Force Lt. Col. Wanda L.P. Smith, deputy director of resource management, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

  • Affirmative Action. Lt. Col. Amicitia I. Maloon-Gibson, chief engineer staff officer, U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Research Leadership. Lt. Rojan J. Quarles, space surveillance engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate.

  • Special Recognition. Dale L. Baskerville, computer specialist, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md.

  • Special Recognition. Navy Capt. Patricia A. Jackson, regional director, East Africa, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Internal Security Affairs.

  • Special Recognition. Glenda L. House, computer specialist, U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Managerial Leadership in Government. Pamela R. Baker, head, manpower and resource management division, Naval Inventory Control Point.

  • Student Leadership. Cadet 1st Class Sarah M. Salazar, regimental commander, Coast Guard Academy.

  • Student Leadership. Yazmin Seda-Sanabria, research structural engineer, Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center.
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