THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FREDERICK PANG AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR FORCE MANAGEMENT
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Frederick Pang of Hawaii as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management.
Mr. Pang currently serves as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Before working with the Clinton Administration, Mr. Pang was the lead staff member on the Manpower and Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Before joining the Senate Armed Services Committee, from 1959 until 1986, he was a regular officer in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel. During his career with the Air Force, he served in a variety of manpower and personnel assignments including tours of duty in Vietnam, headquarters United States Air Force, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Pang received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1958, and his M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1972.
As Assistant Secretary for Force Management, Mr. Pang will be in charge of all military and civilian personnel policy; personnel support, families and education; and equal opportunity for Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness Edwin Dorn.