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NEWS | May 27, 2021

NSWC IHD Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By NSWC Indian Head Division Public Affairs

During the month of May, Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) celebrated the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees through internal and external events around the theme, “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.”

On May 11, NSWC IHD hosted the joint NAVSEA Warfare Centers AAPI Heritage Month special observance event with keynote speaker NAVSEA Executive Director Giao Phan. Phan is the first Asian American woman to serve in the executive director role. Phan shared her experiences immigrating to the United States and also answered questions regarding leadership and diversity.

As part of this month’s celebration, the command also spotlighted AAPI members of the workforce on its Facebook and Instagram accounts and in its internal command newsletter.