Paul Pollock’s illustrious career was elevated another level as the 1984 Damien Memorial School graduate was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) headquarters at historic Washington Navy Yard on January 12, 2016 as reported in a Navy press release on January 15th (http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=92718 ).
According to the press release, members of SES are equivalent to a general officer or flag officer of the U.S. military (i.e. a rank higher than a Navy Captain, like a rear admiral, vice admiral or admiral). The SES was established in 1978 pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act of the same year to, among other things, “ensure that the executive management of the United States...is of the highest quality.”
Pollock was Damien Memorial School’s previous Chairman of the Board, a position Bernard Ho, Damien’s President and CEO, said that Pollock had to resign from as Pollock had to relocate. Pollock has no doubt resigned from the Na Koa Football (UH-Manoa) Board of Directors as well, where he was a member since June 2013.
After graduating from Damien, Pollock attended UH-Manoa where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1989. From 2005 to 2008 Pollock was a Chief Engineer and Capital Improvements Director at NAVFAC Hawaii, and then the Deputy Commander for Operations at NAVFAC Pacific. In August of 2010 Pollock became the Comptroller for NAVFAC Pacific, a position he held until gaining SES membership.
Congratulations to Paul Pollock on his new position in the U.S. Navy and mahalo for his service to our country and the military, as well as for representing Damien Memorial School respectfully and courageously.