VICKSBUG, Miss. (March 15, 2018)--Bruce Fink recently joined ERDC’s Enterprise Business Development Office as liaison to the US Pacific Command. In this position, he will be based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will help bridge the gap between ERDC technology and PACOM requirements.
Fink previously served as the requirements officer responsible for planning major programs for PACOM three to seven years in the future.
Born at Camp Zama, Japan, Fink was raised a United States Army Corps of Engineers brat. In 20 years of USACE active duty, he lived in numerous places to include: Hawaii, Japan, Korea, California, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.
He was commissioned in the U.S. Army, and received a bachelor’s in civil engineering, from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979. He graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with two graduate degrees in civil engineering. After serving at various levels in the Army, he completed his active service as a staff officer for PACOM. As the PACOM engineer responsible for Alaska and Hawaii, he planned and programmed the $100 million Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center at Camp H.M. Smith.
Following retirement from the Army, he worked for a local environmental company. Returning to PACOM, he was appointed as the first program director for logistics experimentation. Various projects included a logistics automation project, which developed a model for information exchange between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Australian Defence Force.
Fink also served as the PACOM deputy engineer for ten years and was responsible for supervising engineer activities in subordinate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Korea, Japan, Alaska, and Special Operations Commands.
Fink is a registered professional engineer, State of Hawaii; Society of American Military Engineers member; and past and current president of the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor. He was also active in community service as co-chair for the Oahu Young Life Committee 2012 to present.