PPALM Offers

Mentorship and Professional Development

The PPALM Mentorship Program connects mentees with experienced professionals who have achieved personal, professional, and career success. Mentors provide advice, encouragement, feedback, performance management, and career guidance towards achieving a mentee’s full potential.

Board Openings

Want to join us and serve on the PPALM Board of Directors? We're looking for leaders to be our:

  • VP of Mentorship

For more details, send your resume and a short biography to:


PPALM Strategic Plan 2022


Military Leadership Appreciation Lunch - May 15, 2024

The APAICS-PPALM Military Leadership Appreciation Luncheon is dedicated to promoting leadership, diversity and AANHPI representation in our troops.

Here are some photos from this year's event.

PPALM Leaders on the Move

  • Brigadier General Michael Siegl recently departed his assignment on June 3, 2023 as Commander, U.S. Quartermaster School, Fort Gregg-Adam, Petersburg, Virginia. His new assignment is J-4 (theater logistics), U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Colonel Khanh Diep was recently assigned as Chief of Staff, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. Her previous assignment was Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 (Human resources), III Corps, Fort Cavasos, Texas.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Abella relinquished his position as Battalion Commander, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Grafenwoehr, Germany on June 9, 2023. It is the one of the largest logistics support units in the U.S. Army. His new assignment is Division G-4 (logistics), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rochelle Pressley retired on June 3, 2023 having served 20 years on active duty. As a logistics officer, she served with distinction as a maintenance and supply services officer in several command and staff positions throughout her Army career. This included assignments at Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Lee, Virginia: Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Irwin, California; U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and South Korea. Her deployments included Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, and Afghanistan. She and her family plan to reside in San Diego, California.
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Olivia Nunn, was a proud recipient of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Trailblazer award on June 12, 2023 for her distinguished service to veterans who has served and separated from military service. She has made an impact by enhancing the lives of other Veterans, Veteran families or Veteran caregivers. After her retirement, she has dedicated her post-retirement service to advocate for veterans, and to non-profit services organizations.

Who We Are

The Pan-Pacific American Leaders and MentorsĀ® organization is an all-volunteer organization comprised of military and civilian professionals committed to mentoring and promoting professional development, retention and the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders—Active, Reserve, National Guard, and DoD civilians.  Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors is a nonstock, nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  It is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a public charity under IRC Sections 509(1)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

Asian American and Pacific Islanders have proudly served in the United States Military for over 100 years with a rich history of bravery and loyalty, led by talented and competent leaders.


PPALM Corporate Sustaining Sponsors


PPALM Corporate Supporting Sponsors

Robert Nakamoto Foundation


PPALM Corporate Contributing Sponsors


Friends and Partners




SAVE THE DATE: 6 Oct. 2024

17th Annual General Membership Meeting and Reception

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