Colonel Kay Wakatake, first Japanese-Korean female colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps
We are proud to announce that Colonel Kay Wakatake, first Japanese-Korean female colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, has been awarded the prestigious NAPABA Military and Veteran Service Award for which iDepo Reporters nominated her.
As one of the Army’s top lawyers, Col. Wakatake, currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) for The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. In this role, she leads an office of 39 attorneys and paralegals and has supervisory responsibility over more than 300 legal professionals in the delivery of legal services throughout the worldwide U.S. Army Medical Command enterprise. She has been a role model to many, having overcome racism and sexism in reaching her current position. She has always maintained her poise and serves as a shining example of the thousands of Asian Pacific Americans proudly serving in the U.S. military.
There is no one else who is more deserving than Col. Kay Wakatake to be awarded this distinguished Military Service award from NAPABA.
Please join us in congratulating and celebrating this extraordinary attorney and amazing woman.