Major General William S. Chen, U.S. Army – Retired, entered active duty in the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in June 1961. General Chen received his B.S.E. in Engineering Mathematics in June 1960 and an M.S.E. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering in June 1961, both from the University of Michigan. In October 1989, at age 49, he was promoted to Major General, the first Chinese-American to earn a two-star rank in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Army in September 1993, and continues to serve the nation by working in the defense industry.
Wilson Lee founded the Chinese American Heritage Foundation to honor the stories of those immigrants who were so integral to the history of America. Wilson is a Boston-based real estate developer and investor. He studied economics and political science at Tufts University.