NBR Welcomes Rear Adm. (ret) Huan Nguyen to Board of Directors
Rear Adm. (ret) Huan Nguyen is currently the senior advisor to Naval Sea Systems Command, providing support on cybersecurity and digital transformation. Nguyen served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a rear admiral.
WASHINGTON, D.C. | Today, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) announced that Rear Adm. (ret) Huan Nguyen will join the NBR Board of Directors. Rear Adm. Nguyen is currently the senior advisor to Naval Sea Systems Command, providing support on cybersecurity and digital transformation. Nguyen served 30 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a rear admiral. A native of Vietnam, Nguyen is the first Vietnamese American to be promoted to the rank of rear admiral.
“We are delighted to welcome Rear Adm. Nguyen, whose expertise in cybersecurity and digital transformation in a military context will be a valuable resource for NBR at such a critical time for U.S. national security and the future of U.S.-Asia relations,” said John Rindlaub, chair of NBR’s Board of Directors.
Widely recognized for both his military and civilian achievements in the field of engineering, Nguyen has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State, a master of science in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, a master’s in engineering from Purdue University, and a master of science in information technology with highest distinction from Carnegie Mellon University. He was awarded the Melvin R. Lohmann Medal and inducted into the Hall of Fame at Oklahoma State’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology in 2020 for his contributions to the engineering profession.
“Rear Adm. Nguyen’s compelling personal story, combined with his decades of service to our country, position him to make important contributions on NBR’s Board of Directors,” said NBR president Roy Kamphausen.
Read Rear Adm. Nguyen’s full bio here.
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