The Filipino-American Military Officers Association, better known as FAMOS, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Town and Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
A non-profit organization, FAMOS was founded by Filipino-American commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces in San Diego County to unify and inspire their endeavors toward the accomplishment of common goals. Its projects and programs include Scholarship, Educational Outreach, St. Vincent De Paul Feed the Homeless, and Adopt-A-Highway.
Regular membership is open to Filipino-American officers of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, retired and others who have served honorably as commissioned officers. It is also open to non Filipino-American officers married to individuals of Filipino descent.
Associate membership is extended to spouses of regular members. Associate members pay annual membership fees as do the regular members.
FAMOS has honorary members who are recommended by the Membership Committee and approved by the Executive Council. Their number may not exceed 10% of the total membership. Honorary members do not pay any membership dues.
The current officers of FAMOS are: CAPT Elsa P. Ang, MC, USNR, Ret. – President; CWO4 Manuel P. Supnet, USN, Ret. — 1st Vice President; CAPT Ted J. Camaisa, DC, USN, Ret. — 2nd Vice President; CWO4 Oscar S. Garcia, USN, Ret. – 3rd Vice President; EMCS (SS) Jay Ruiz, Sr., USN, Ret. – Secretary; Susan Cruz – Assistant Secretary; CWO2 Ernie Liwag, USN, Ret. – Treasurer; Nancy Valerio – Assistant Treasurer; and CDR Alberto Cruz, USN, Ret. – Auditor.
CAPT. Winnie Maneclang, MC, USNR, Ret.; CDR. Benny Valerio, USN, Ret. and CWO5 Teddy Datuin, USA, Ret. are Public Relations Officers.