The only U.S. Navy Commodore fluent in Mandarin Chinese ethnic background to be proud of
Jonathan. Yuan last year, was promoted commodore, the only ethnic Chinese to become the U.S. Navy General. The picture shows he is still a Captain when the photo. (United States, “World News” quoted from the U.S. Navy)
BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) The U.S. “World News” reported that the U.S. Navy’s only Chinese generals ─ Logistics Command, Pacific Fleet deputy chief of staff Jonathan. Yuan (Jonathan A. Yuen, transliteration) Brigadier General, recently arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, took a new job, to help stir up the burden of leading this large fleet.
born and raised in California, the first time Chinese naval Brigadier General Jonathan. Yuan is the second-generation ethnic Chinese from Guangdong to the United States early to make a living grandfather, father, later emigrated to San Francisco.
Jonathan. Yuan has a BA from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Business master’s degree. Naval Academy in 1983, graduated with honors classes, was also at West Point in exchange for post-graduate student status.
Naval Academy graduate, Jonathan. Yuan board nuclear submarine “Narwhal No.” (USS Narwhal, has been decommissioned), Ren Shaowei supply officer. After the aircraft carrier “USS Constellation” (USS Constellation), amphibious assault ship “Nassau Road” (USS Nassau) service, and in many land-based departments, with responsibility for fleet logistics.
Jonathan. Yuan participated in the Persian Gulf war and the perilous Baghdad has 18 logistics command and supply units. Navy and Marine Corps for war battlefield supply outstanding military exploits, all the way to promotion to colonel. April 23, 2009, he was named commodore candidates. July 1, the same year, Congress approved, including several generals, including his promotion, his first one laden with badges from Venus.
though Jonathan. Yuan parents never told him that Chinese at home, but he attended the Naval Academy during the deliberate taking Chinese, they are able to speak fluent “Mandarin.” Media interview, said he accepted the military, proud of their own ethnic background and upbringing are willing to share with everyone. (Li Daming)