Navy Personnel Receive Asian American Engineer of the Year Award

Story Number: NNS100301-15Release Date: 3/1/2010 5:30:00 PM
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By Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dale Patrick B. Frost, Defense Media Activity - Anacostia

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (NNS) -- The Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA hosted the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Feb. 26-27.

The conference brought the community of Asian engineers and scientists together to recognize their accomplishments and to enhance their professional and leadership opportunities.

Rear Adm. Ron J. MacLaren, assistant deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, attended the AAEOY ceremony Feb. 27.

Rear Adm. MacLaren presented Wesley Ishizu and Capt. John Lee Jenkins with the AAEOY award, recognizing their talent, intelligence and leadership within the Asian American professional community.

"It's very important for us to immerse ourselves in that type of diversity, not just visiting people of different cultures, but also incorporating those people into our workforce because our Sailors are diverse, and we need to mirror that in our leadership," said MacLaren.

The AAEOY conference enhances professional opportunities in corporate America and in academia.

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