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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 20, 1996

President Clinton Names Frederick Pang to the National Partnership


The President today announced his intent to appoint Frederick Pang of Hawaii to the National Partnership Council.

Pang is currently Assistant Secretary for Force Management at the Department of Defense. In this capacity, he oversees military and civilian manpower and personnel matters at the Department of Defense. Previously, Pang served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Pang served as a professional staff member on the Manpower and Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 1959, he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of colonel in 1986. During his Air Force career, Pang served in a variety of manpower and personnel assignments, including tours of duty in Vietnam, U.S. Air Force Headquarters, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He earned a B.A. in 1958 and an M.B.A. in 1972, both from the University of Hawaii.

The National Partnership Council, established by executive order on October 1, 1993, is charged with advising the President on matters involving labor-management relations in the executive branch and in promoting labor-management partnerships to deliver the highest quality services to the American people.