Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Executive Award


Mr. Wesley (Wes) Ishizu
Mid-Pacific Division Director
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific


Mr. Ishizu is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1982.  He is also a graduate from the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program, 2002. 

Mr. Ishizu started his professional career after completing college, working as a nuclear stress analyst for EDS Nuclear in San Francisco, CA.  He did extensive work on nuclear safety systems for the Duke Power Company nuclear plants.

He started his federal civil service career as a general engineer in the Facilities Management Department for Naval Station Mare Island in Vallejo, California.  He oversaw the maintenance and repairs of the support facilities, was the installation project engineer for a MCON barracks project and developed energy conservation strategies for the installation.

He then moved overseas to Fleet Activities, Sasebo Japan in 1985 as the Technical Support Branch Manager.  In 1988, he became the 1st Facilities Planning Manager and developed a comprehensive planning and real estate team.  During his time in Sasebo, over $1.5 billion in new facilities were planned and constructed, major real estate transactions enacted, and provided facilities support for major force structure increases.     

Mr. Ishizu moved to Commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) in May 2003 to become the Base Development and Real Estate Business Line Manager.  His business line was responsible for Japan and Diego Garcia and managed the Government of Japan¡¯s Host Nation Facilities Improvement Program, Special Projects Program, MCON Program and Host Nation Real Estate, which account for over $200M in construction and recapitalization projects for the CNFJ region annually.  He also represented the USN as a member of the Facilities Subcommittee of the Joint Committee between the Government of Japan and the U.S. Government.  

Mr. Ishizu moved to Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific in Sept 2005 and is currently the Mid Pacific Division Director with planning responsibilities for the State of Hawaii and the Territory of Guam. 

Mr. Ishizu was selected as the Officer in Charge of Construction Far East Engineer of the Year (under 36 category) in 1987 and 1989.   

Mr. Ishizu is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.