Hawaii Engineer Receives National Award

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PEARL HARBOR – An engineer working for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific was selected Jan. 7 as the winner of the 2010 Asian American Engineer of Year (AAEOY) Executive of the Year award announced in a letter from the AAEOY Award Committee.

Wesley Ishizu, Asset Management Business Line Mid-Pacific Division Director, supervises the Hawaii and Guam Planning Branch, where he provides executive guidance in support of high-level planning actions, such as the U.S. Marine Corps relocation from Okinawa to Guam, and the Guam military build-up program.


“It is truly a great honor to receive this recognition by the AAEOY Award Committee,” said Ishizu. “This is the first year that an AAEOY Executive of the Year award is being presented and to be selected as the top among the numerous Asian American engineer recipients is such a great accomplishment.”

Ishizu provides comprehensive technical expertise in support of planning, facilities requirements, and other engineering services to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installations in the Pacific. While working at NAVFAC Pacific, Ishizu has demonstrated tremendous management and effective collaboration with leadership working on projects for various military services and the Government of Guam.

Ishizu also led senior planners in the development of a comprehensive DoD Explosive Safety Military Munitions Annex to the Guam Joint Military Master Plan. This first-ever planning effort integrated the receipt, storage, maintenance, transportation, and use of military munitions by the DoD and Department of Homeland Security organizations on Guam.

The AAEOY Executive of the Year award is given to outstanding Asian American professionals for their personal achievements as well as significant contributions in academia, public service and corporate entities.

Ishizu will be officially recognized at the AAEOY Awards Ceremony February 27, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

‘Don Rochon is the Director of Public Affairs for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific in Pearl Harbor’