An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Vanderla Akaka

Chief Warrant Officer Vanderla Akaka is a single mother and a two-time breast cancer survivor. She is one of is one of eight “Pink Power Mom” recipients, a national award that seeks to highlight moms who survived breast cancer and helped their community. She was the first recipient from the military service chosen for this award. Additionally, she received multiple awards recognizing her excellence, achievements, strength, leadership and dedication to self-improvement. In 2021, Akaka was pinned as a chief warrant officer 5.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



Google Translation Disclaimer

Guidance-Card-Icon Dept-Exclusive-Card-Icon