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BG Vares-Lum Receives Award Celebrating Patriotism and Diversity

May 15, 2017

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – Brig. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum, mobilization assistant to director of strategic plans and policy for U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), will receive the Ellis Island Medals of Honor at an event on Ellis Island May 13.

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) sponsors the Ellis Island Medals of Honor to recognize individuals who share their wealth of knowledge, show great acts of courage, display compassion and serve for those less fortunate. The honor embodies the spirit of America in a celebration of patriotism and tolerance while paying tribute to the diverse U.S. demographic honoring immigrants, nationalized and native-born citizens

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