Maj. Gen. Calvin Lau
Deputy Commanding General
Mobilization and Reserve Affairs
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Maj. Gen. Calvin "Kelly" Lau was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from the University of Hawaii, from where he earned an ROTC commission, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Secondary Education. Maj. Gen. Lau served as Deputy Commanding General (DCG) for the US Army Pacific from 1994-1998.
After two years of active duty during which he had a tour in Korea, Lau served nearly 33 years in the US Army Reserve. Among his most significant duty assignments prior to becoming DCG were Commander of the Pacific Army Liaison Command from 1986-1989; Liaison Officer for the US Army Western Command to the Hawaiian Army National Guard from 1989-1991; and Commander, IX Corps for the 9th ARC from 1991-1994.
In his civilian career, Lau worked for the Department of the Navy beginning in 1972. His duty assignments there included Information Technology Resource Manager, Head of Systems Programming, and Department Head for Systems Management and Engineering. In 2001 the Secretary of Defense appointed Lau to the Hawaii State Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Among Lau's decorations are the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. During his time as DCG, the Secretary of the Army appointed him to the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee at the Pentagon. Lau retired from the Army in June 1999.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks