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Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week: Carson Eoyang

Why I Serve

By: Carson Eoyang

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I serve because...

I joined the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 1974 to help educate military officers as they transitioned from the authoritarian top down culture of the VietNam era to the all volunteer force we have now. It was not an easy or quick evolution, but the US military has been able to attract and retain highly motivated, talented, career professionals who continue to serve our nation’s goals and aspirations.

An idividual who has inspired my career in public service is...

One of my primary role models in public service is Dr. Richard Elster, Emeritus Provost of the Naval Postgraduate School and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Personnel Readiness. As the longest serving Provost at NPS he led its growth and development into the most distinguished graduate school in the entire federal government.

I want to recognize...

I respectfully wish to recognize Ms. Bel Leona Hong, NAPA Fellow, who served with distinction as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during her federal career. She continues to serve our nation in numerous volunteer capacities at the federal, state and local levels. Among her many accomplishments is founding the Asian American Government Executives Network, which has helped promote diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of federal service for over twenty five years.

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