Joint Diversity Executive Council

The California National Guard Joint Diversity Executive Council (JDEC) is a body designated to serve as a working advisory group to The Adjutant General and other leaders in the California Military Department (CMD), which include offices and agencies that contribute to the diversity management policies/principles of our organization.  The Council’s mission is to “make a difference” by fostering an environment of inclusion.

National Guard Joint Diversity Executive Council

The National Guard Joint Diversity Executive Council (JDEC) supports the Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB) as a principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding diversity matters for non-federalized National Guard forces.

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California Military Department
Joint Force Headquarters
9800 Goethe Road
Sacramento, California 95827-9101

Learn more of our Charter and Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan!



MD 715, 2017)

Currently Pending

Diversity Outreach Awards.  Air and Army National Guard members can be recognized by external community organizations. The Air And National Guard can formally recognize individuals and organizations that strengthen our force by reaching out to our communities to build meaningful partnerships with them.  All California National Guard members are highly encouraged to nominate individuals for these prestigious awards.  Please see enclosures for additional details and submission requirements.

National Guard Bureau

National Guard Bureau Excellence in Diversity Awards Guidance memorandum


Submissions and inquiries for the NGB Excellence in Diversity Awards directed to NGB Office of Diversity and Inclusion (NGB-DI) at (703) 601-2267.

Army National Guard

Air National Guard

Air National Guard Diversity Outreach Awards Listing Calendar Year – 2018


Submissions and inquiries for Air National Guard can be directed to the ANG Diversity Office at:


Type of Award Website Dates
Tuskegee Airmen Inc. TBD
Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Awards February 2018
Stars & Stripes Awards February 2018
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Awards 21-25 March 2018
Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) and Chinese Institu8te of Engineers Awards 6-7 April 2018
Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Award 14-17 May 2018
Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium (JWLS) June 2018
Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Meritorious Service Award 11-15 June 2018
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Award 17-21 July 2018
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award August 2018
Blacks in Government (BIG) Meritorious Service Award 13-16 August 2018
National LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award 5-6 September 2018
National IMAGE Meritorious Service Award 10-14 September 2018
Women of Color (WOC) STEM Awards October 2018
Society of Mexican Engineers and Scientists, Inc.  (MAES) Awards October 2018
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Awards October 2018
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Conference Awards October 2018
Outstanding Department of Defense Employees or Service Members with a Disability Award 5 October 2018
Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation (HENAAC) Cadet Role Model Awards 17-21 October 2018
Great Minds in STEM (GMIS) Awards 17-21 October 2018
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Awards 18-20 October 2018