It was a day of major milestones for Army Colonel "Y.T." Pak. He, with his family by his side, celebrated the completion of 30 years of service in the U.S. Army Monday, March 4.
While APCSS is a great place to work, the last few months have not been easy for his family. Two and a half months ago Pak received word that his son, 1st Lt. Jason Pak, was critically injured by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. He lost both legs below the knee and several fingers.
Jason Pak was flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he received the care and attention he needed to begin his recovery. While there, he set a milestone for himself that he wanted to attend this father's retirement ceremony and wanted to be able to stand at it.
Yesterday he and his sister, USAF cadet (and former APCSS intern) Sarah Pak participated in their father's retirement ceremony along with their mother opera singer Young-Ae Pak.
Col. Y.T. Pak has been at the Center for almost two years. He first served as the Academic Chief of Staff before taking over as head of the Executive Operations Group.
The entire APCSS ohana wishes all the best to the Pak family.