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Prominent Asian Pacific Americans
Atmospheric Administration of the United States 1971 as a Non-Commissioned Officer, Company B, AMEDD, Madigan
Department of Commerce (NOAA). In 1985, he Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington. He served as a Finance
became the first scientist to study and observe Specialist with Company A, 181 Support Battalion, Assistant Finance
the large amplitude internal soliton waves in Officer, Company A, 181st Support Battalion, Platoon Leader and
Sulu Sea, Philippines, using the acoustic remote Executive Officer, Troop E, 303d Cavalry, Commander, Combat Support
sensing technique. Company 1st Battalion 803d Armor, Supply Officer, HQ, STARC Det 1,
S1 248th Transportation Battalion, a variety of staff positions with Det
Dr. Tsai is the president of the Chinese American 1, HQ, STARC and Troop Command, Executive Officer 1st Battalion
Press Institute that has thirty Chinese media 803d Armor, S5, S3, and Executive Officer, HHC, 81st Armor Brigade,
members and sits on the boards of Atlanta Institute of Oriental Medicine, Commander, 144th Transportation Battalion, Commander, 3d Battalion
Organization of Chinese Americans, and Many Voices: One Community. 161 Infantry Battalion, Chief Mobilization/Readiness Section, HQ,
He was the first vice chairman of the Miami-Dade Asian American STARC, Deputy DCSOPS, and USPFO.
Advisory Board and a current board member and has filled leadership
roles for the Chinese Federation of Florida since its formation. Dr. Tsai General Hilman’s awards and decorations include: the Meritorious
is listed in numerous Who’s Who registries and has been honored Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal
with numerous awards. He speaks Taiwanese, English, and Chinese with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct
and serves as advisor for the State of Florida to the Overseas Affairs Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal with
Commission on Taiwan. Gold Hourglass, and other reserve service medals and ribbons.
Associations & Honors: Epsilon Tau Lambda; Sigma Pi Sigma; Advisor, General Hilman resides in Tacoma, Washington with his wife. He is the
Florida, Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission, Taiwan, Republic of full-time Brigade Commander.
China; Distinguished Authorship Award, NOAA; American Association
of Physics Teachers; Chinese American Press Institute, President;
American Geophysical Union; Asian American Journalists Association;
Taiwan Army (1966); RNC (1998); numerous others.
Adjutant General, State of Hawaii, Dept. of Defense
Major General Robert G.F. Lee was appointed the
Education: Florida International University, Master’s Degree in Business
Adjutant General, State of Hawaii, Department of
Administration (1987); University of Miami, Ph.D., Ocean Physics
Defense, effective January 1, 2003. His previous
(1977); College of William and Mary, Master of Science Degree,
assignment was as Commanding General of the
Physics (1970); National Taiwan Normal University, Bachelor of
9th Regional Support Command, U.S. Army
Science Degree (1965)
Reserve-Pacific from February 8, 1999, to his
appointment as Adjutant General. He is the
Dr. Tsai is married to Lois with son David, a graduate of Stanford
Director of State Civil Defense, provides direct
University, and daughter Jenny, a senior at Wellesley College. He enjoys
support to the Office of Veterans Services, and
tennis for fitness and recreation and is a good contract bridge player.
is Co-Chair of the State Steering Committee that orchestrates the fiftieth
Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War (2000-2003).
In May 1971, General Lee received his commission through the ROTC
at the University of Hawaii. Upon completion of the Air Defense Artillery
Brigade Commander, US Army
Basic Course, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve and served
General Oscar B. Hilman was born in Camarines
as a platoon leader in the 411th Engineer Battalion and the 322nd
Sur, in the Republic of Philippines in February
Civil Affairs Group.
1950. He is a graduate of Philippine College
of Criminology, Central Washington University,
In 1972, General Lee was assigned to the 100th Battalion, 442nd
and he received his Masters of Science Degree
Infantry, and served in successive assignments as Mortar Platoon
in Strategic Science from the United States
Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Assistant
Army War College. He received his commission
Battalion Operations Officer, and Battalion Operations Officer. In 1980,
through the Washington State Officer Candidate
he served two years on active duty assigned to the 100th Battalion,
School in 1977. His military education includes
442nd Infantry as an Assistant Air Operations Officer.
Armor Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined
Arms Services Staff Course, United States Army Command and General
In 1982, General Lee was reassigned as a Ground Liaison Officer, Corps
Staff College, Tank Commander’s Course, Total Quality Awareness
Operations Staff, IX Corps (Reinforcement). In 1988, he returned to
Course, United States Army War College and a number of Resource
the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry as its Commanding Officer. In
Management Courses.
1991, following his command, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for
Operations and Training, IX Corps (Reinforcement)/9th Army Reserve
General Hilman served on active duty from June 1969 until December
Command. In 1996, he was appointed to Chief of Staff, 9th ARCOM.
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