From the streets of Saigon to the skies over Somalia, Quang X. Pham has witnessed wars firsthand. He vividly tells how he overcame his early struggles in America to become a decorated military pilot (the first Vietnamese native to earn Marine aviator wings), raised millions from investors to start an innovative company, and wrote an acclaimed memoir. His is an American journey like no other that has inspired thousands.
Quang X. Pham‘s life story has been chronicled in the national media. His memoir, A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey (Random House), is about duty, family, fate and achieving dreams in the face of overwhelming odds. It is also about his late father, a US-trained South Vietnamese pilot who survived 12 years in communist “reeducation camps.”
Quang X. Pham has appeared on NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR and BBC to comment on the wars in Iraq and Vietnam. His essays have been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications.
Today Pham is a business consultant, a speaker and an author writing his second book. He was division general manager of QTC Medical Services and CEO of Lathian Systems, a pharmaceutical marketing company he founded. A recipient of numerous community and military awards, Quang X. Pham currently lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter. In 2006, he explored running for the United States Congress.