Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Defense Department pays tribute to the contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, past and present, in defense of the nation during May and throughout the year.


From The Services |

Congress Honors Chinese American WWII Vets

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From The Services |

First Female, Person of Color Heads Air Guard Chaplain Corps

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Feature | Observances

Filipina American Loves Weightlifting, Leading Marines

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Personnel in the Defense Department

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Service Members

64.8K Enlisted

14.6K Officers

1.3M Total Active-Duty Service Members

About 6 out of every 100 service members are Asian American or Pacific Islander.

53,179 Asian American/Pacific Islander DOD Civilians of 794,333 total Civilian Force.