Congressional Gold Medal Design Liaison Team
Javier Morales - Samuel Rodriguez
(787) 566-2605 (202) 246-9167
Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal
On June 10, 2014 H.R. 1726, a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, became Public Law No. 120-113. As a result the main sponsors and co-sponsors of the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Congressman Bill Posey (Republican of Florida), Congressman Pedro R. Pierluisi (Democrat of Puerto Rico), Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat of Connecticut), and Senator Marco Rubio (Republican of Florida), nominated two individuals to serve as the official community liaisons before the U.S. Mint during the design process of this Congressional Gold Medal (CGM).

Borinqueneers CGM Design Liaison Team

The Borinqueneer Congressional Gold Medal Design Liaison Team is composed of Mr. Javier Morales and Mr. Samuel Rodríguez. The Design Liaison Team’s mission is to serve as the lead points of contact for the Boriqueneers veteran community and other stakeholders who may wish to provide input and feedback on the design of this Congressional Gold Medal. Working together with the community and stakeholders, the team will gather concepts, ideas and comments regarding the design of the medal and convey that information to the U.S. Mint, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), which are the lead federal government entities in charge of the design process for the medal. The team will also work to transmit information from the U.S. Mint, the CCAC and the CFA on this process back to the Borinqueneers veteran community and stakeholders.


Goals of the Borinqueneers CGM Design Liaison Team

The goal of the Design Liaison Team is to assist in making the process of designing and producing the Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal an inclusive one that appropriately honors the significant accomplishments and sacrifices of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.

Javier Morales (PR Liaison), Dr. Herman Viola, Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, Mary Lannin (Chair), Robert Hoge, Heidi Wastweet, Erik Jansen (tall gentleman), Gary Marks, Thomas J. Uram, Donald Scarinci, April Stafford (US Mint),  Megan Sullivan (US Mint), Betty Birdsong (US Mint), and Samuel Rodríguez (US Liaison)

If you would like to participate in this historic process, please feel free to let us know and Email Us!