Cong Minh Tran
Col. Tran Minh Cong joined the South Vietnam Police Forces in 1963. He received military training at the Thu Duc Infantry Officer School, served as Police Chief of Danang City (1966-67), Police Chief of the Second District, Saigon Metropolitan Area during the Tet Offensive (1967-68). In 1969 he attended a Senior Officer Course at the International Police Academy (IPA) in Washington DC. From 1969-1975 he served as Commandant of the South Vietnam National Police Academy.
In 1975 he was rescued from Saigon in the early hours of April 30th by the American Embassy and resettled in California since 1975. There he worked for the County of Orange as an Urban Planner for 24 years until his retirement in 2000.
Mr.Tran held a BA in Economics from the University of Western Australia (1962), Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) (1978).
He now lives with his family in Huntington Beach, California.