Frederick Pang

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Frederick F. Y. Pang
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
In office
November 1993 – October 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Barbara S. Pope
Dorothy M. Meletzke (acting)
Succeeded by Bernard D. Rostker
Personal details
Born (1936-11-16) November 16, 1936 (age 80)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Alma mater University of Hawaii
Occupation consultant
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Frederick F. Y. Pang (born November 16, 1936) was United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from 1993 to 1994.[1]


Early Years[edit]

Frederick F. Y. Pang grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from President William McKinley High School in 1954. He attended the University of Hawaii, receiving a B.Ed. in 1958.

Upon graduating, Pang joined the United States Air Force, and served in the Air Force until 1986, ultimately attaining the rank of colonel. During his time in the Air Force, he completed tours of duty in Vietnam, at Headquarters United States Air Force, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he served as Director of Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management and later as Director of Compensation. During his time in the Air Force, Pang participated in the Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian Institutions Scholarship Program, earning an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1972.


In 1986, Pang retired from the Air Force and joined the professional staff of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services. There his work focused on the committee's oversight of Defense-wide personnel, reserve, and medical programs. While a member of the committee's staff, Pang completed the National and International Security Program at Harvard University in 1988.

In 1993, President of the United States Bill Clinton appointed Pang as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and Pang held this office from November 1993 until October 1994. In this office, he oversaw the United States Department of the Navy's personnel, reserve, and medical programs for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.

Upon leaving this post, Pang was named Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, and then Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

Pang left government service in 1997, founding a consulting firm, Fred Pang Associates, later renamed ViStar. In this capacity, he provided advice to businesses contracting with the United States Department of Defense and other federal government agencies. In 2005, ViStar was acquired by Veritas Capital Partners and integrated into McNeil Technologies. He later left to join Martin, Blanck & Associates, a health care services consulting firm.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Trammell, J.B.; Osifchin, G.P. (1995). Almanac of the Executive Branch. Almanac Pub. ISSN 1526-3282. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Barbara S. Pope
Dorothy M. Meletzke (acting)
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
November 1993 – October 1994
Succeeded by
Bernard D. Rostker