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Hyung-wook Kang is a naval officer with specialties in marine systems engineering, project management and shipbuilding. He's served the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for 16 years, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He spent the majority of his sea time, including the Head of Dept tour, in the Pacific Fleet onboard HMCS ALGONQUIN, OTTAWA and VANCOUVER. He also has extensive experience in training development, engineering maintenance and HR management.
He currently works in Vancouver with Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyard who's building the RCN's Joint Support Ship as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. He leads a team of engineers to oversee various engineering and project execution activities, and provides onsite support to Seaspan on behalf of the RCN.
An advocate of employment equity, he served as the Military Chair for Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group in the Pacific region, identifying systematic barriers for visible minorities in the defence community.