MILFORD, Mass. - The Massachusetts National Guard Joint Diversity Executive Council was a finalist for the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government Award for Outstanding Diversity Contribution, the Massachusetts National Guard received a plaque recognizing the contributions of the committee to furthering diversity initiatives within the federal government and at an awards ceremony held at the John F. Kennedy Library, May 9, 2012.
"The GBFEB is made up of representatives from federal agencies within the Boston metropolitan area who meet periodically to spotlight the role of federal agencies and their employees in providing services to our citizens,” said Tom Desmond, State Equal Employment Manager. “The GBFEB also plays a key role in disaster preparedness and veteran’s services.”
“The Excellence in Government awards are held annually during Public Service Week and honor government employees who have made significant contributions to their agency and/or the general public,” Desmond said.
“The JDEC, which is made up of representatives from all of our Army Sub-Major Commands, Air Wings and Special Emphasis Program Managers, meets quarterly to discuss initiatives to increase minorities and women within the ranks of the Massachusetts National Guard, plan community outreach and special emphasis observances and review and eliminate barriers to upward mobility for Guard personnel. The JDEC is co-chaired by Brig. Gen. Greg Smith, Assistant Adjutant General Army and I,” said Desmond.