The Soldier Experience Series

Asian-Pacific Islander Americans: Citizenship and Service to the Nation

May 25, 2017
5:30 PM
AUSA Conference and Event Center
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Guest Speakers:

  • GEN Eric K. Shinseki, USA-Ret. – Introduction
  • MG Tony Taguba, USA-Ret. – Filipino-American Soldiers
  • Lt Col Michael Yaguchi, USAF-Ret. – Japanese-American Nisei Soldiers
  • Samantha Cheng – Chinese-American Soldiers
  • Saif Khan – South Asian-American Soldiers
  • CPT Monika Story, USA-Ret. – Korean-American Soldiers
  • TBD- Vietnamese-American Soldiers


Exhibit and General Public Information

The Soldier Experience Series: Citizenship and Service to the Nation will celebrate the multiplicity of the Asian-Pacific Islander American community and the contributions these groups have made to the Army’s history since the Civil War in spite of widespread discrimination.  The exhibit will explore the contributions of the Chinese-Americans, Filipino-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Korean-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, and South Asian-Americans.

The Asian-Pacific Islander Americans: Citizenship and Service to the Nation exhibit is made possible by the APIA Military Advisory Committee.  The committee was formed in December 2015 to assist the Army Historical Foundation and the National Museum of the U.S. Army in gathering resources to document Asian Pacific Islander-American Soldiers’ accomplishments and contributions to the U.S. Army and our nation.  The committee is represented by Chinese-American, Filipino-American, Japanese-American, Korean-American, Vietnamese-American, South Asian-American, and Hmong/Laotian/Montagnard veterans.

The Army Historical Foundation’s The Soldier Experience Series is designed as a prelude to the National Museum of the United States Army.

The Location

Directions and parking for AUSA.