General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief
, United States Army, on 22 June 1999.
General Shinseki graduated from the United States Military Academy
in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master
of Arts Degree in English Literature from Duke University. General
ShinsekiÕs military education includes the Armor Officer Advanced
Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College,
and the National War College.
Commander, Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs
YOKOSUKA, Japan "When I was a boy in Quezon City, Philippines,
I studied Filipino heroes like Jose Rizal and General Emilio Aguinaldo
Š but I never thought I would become a hero to other Asian-Americans,"
Capt. Jose R. Corpus said recently during an interview. Corpus received
the 2000 Meritorious Service Award by the Washington, D.C.-based
Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) May 10.
R. Chang-Diaz, Ph.D.
Born April 5, 1950, in San Jos, Costa Rica, to the late Mr. Ramn
A. Chang-Morales and Mrs. Mara Eugenia Daz De Chang. Married to
the former Peggy Marguerite Doncaster of Alexandria, Louisiana. Four
children. He enjoys music, glider planes, soccer, scuba-diving, and
hiking. His mother, brothers and sisters still reside in Costa Rica.
Born in Karnal, India. Kalpana Chawla enjoys flying, hiking, back-packing,
and reading. She holds Certificated Flight Instructor's license with
airplane and glider ratings, Commercial Pilot's licenses for single-
and multi-engine land and seaplanes, and Gliders, and instrument rating
for airplanes. She enjoys flying aerobatics and tail-wheel airplanes.
Born August 28, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but considers
Danville, California, to be his hometown. Single. He enjoys flying,
basketball, racquetball, and skiing. EDUCATION: Graduated from Monte
Vista High School, Danville, California, in 1978; received a bachelor
of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of
California, Berkeley, in 1983, and a master of science degree and
a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California,
Santa Barbara, in 1985 and 1987, respectively.
Tsang Lu, Ph.D.
Born July 1, 1963, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Considers
Honolulu, Hawaii, and Webster, New York, to be his hometowns. Unmarried.
He enjoys aerobatic flying, coaching wrestling, piano, tennis, surfing,
skiing, travel. His parents, Charlie and Snowlily Lu, reside in
Fremont, California. EDUCATION: Graduated from R.L. Thomas High
School, Webster, New York, in 1980. Bachelor of science degree in
electrical engineering from Cornell University, 1984. Doctorate
in applied physics from Stanford University, 1989.
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Specialists Who Have Flown on the Shuttle
H. Trinh, Ph.D
Biographical Information: Born: September 14, 1950, in Saigon, Vietnam.
Raised in Paris, France from the age of 2 years and has lived in the
United States since 1968. Currently a resident of Culver City, California
Educational Background: Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering-applied
physics from Columbia University; masters of science and of philosophy
and doctorate of philosophy in applied physics from Yale University
Missions Flown: Flew on STS-50
Mission Photos: STS-50
G. Wang, Ph.D
Biographical Information: Born: June 16, 1940 in Shanghai, China Educational
Background: Bachelor of science degree in physics, master of science
in physics, and doctor of philosophy in physics from the University
of California at Los Angeles Missions Flown: Flew on STS-51B
Mission Photos: STS-51B