Government of Free Vietnam In-Exile 2002 - 2006

MEMBERS of the LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Priest PHAN PHAT HUON

Director of Catholic Chaplain Board

  • Born on 10/5/1926, Hue, Vietnam.

  • 1947 - 1950: Hanoi Institute of Redemptorist Philosophy

  • 1950 - 1954: Dalat Institute of Theology

  • 1957: Chief Chaplain of Division 3

  • 1965 – 1968: Studied at Fort Hamilton Chaplain School, New York.

  • Chief Chaplain of Joint Staff and Editor of “Tinh Than” Magazine.

  • Director of Chaplain Radio of the ARVN

  • Principal of Tinh Than Highschool and Elementary, Saigon

  • Principal of Truyen Tin Highschool and Elementary

  • Principal of Le Van Duyet Highschool and Elementary

  • 1959 – 1970: Chief of Catholic Chaplain of the ARVN

  • Chief of Educational Department of the ARVN Catholic Chaplain Board

  • 1972 – 1975: Lieutenant Major, Deputy Director of Catholic Chaplain Board

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal.

  • 1958 – 1997: Published series of “Viet Nam Giao Su” (History of Vietnam, 5th edition.)

  • 2001: published “History of the Catholic Church in Vietnam.”

  • 1994: published “AK-47 and the Cross”.

  • 1975 – 1988: Prisoners of Camps: Trang Bang, Suoi Mau, La Okay, Tan Lap, Tan Ky, Tam Ha, Ba Sao

  • 1992: Immigrated to the US through H.O. Program.

  • 1994: Abbot of Long Beach Redemptorist

  • Editor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Monthly Magazine

  • 1994: Director of Radio the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 1994: Religious Instructor of Faith Television

  • 2001: Catholic Chaplain of the Government of Free Vietnam

  • 2002: Religious Instructor of Houston Institute of Theology

  • 19/1/2003: Director of Catholic Chaplain Board of the Provisional Government of Free Vietnam

 

Venerable THICH GIAC LUONG

Director of Buddist Chaplain Office

  • Born on Oct 11, 1937 in Binh Dinh, Vietnam.

  • 1947: officially became a monk (at the age of 10.)

  • 1967 – 1969: Abbot of many temples in Central Highlands of Vietnam

  • 1970: Head of the Buddist Church in Central Highlands of Vietnam

  • 1971 – 1980: Manager in the Vietnamese Sangha Bhikshu Buddhist Association. (Conregation III in Central Highlands)

  • 1980: Sought political asylum, immigrated to the United States.

  • 1982: Built Phap Duyen Temple in San Jose, California.

  • 1983 – 1993: Pen-name: Tue Dam Tu, Director of Monthly Magazine, Nguon Song Publisher

  • 1993: UBCV’s Institute for the Vietnamese Sangha Bhikshu Buddhist Association.

  • 1992 – 1997: Member of Representative Council and Deputy Chairman of Board of Director of the Overseas Unified Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam.

  • 1995: Participated in the Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN,) nominated as Buddhist Chaplain.

  • 1997 – 2001: Deputy Chairman of Board of Directors II, the UBCV’s Institute for the Dissemination of the Dharma

  • 1994 – 1995/2000 – 2001: Member of Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Executive Board of Northern California Religious Cooperation.

  • 1999: Chairman of the International Commission for Human Rights Advocacy and Religious Freedom in Vietnam

  • 2000: Chairman of Supporting Hoa Hao Buddhism Movement

  • 2001: Chairman of the Overseas Interfaith Council

  • 19/1/2003: Director of the GFVN Buddhist Chaplain Office

 

Pastor NGUYEN PHU CAM

Director of Christian Chaplain Office

  • Born and raised in a Christian family.

  • 1965 – 1970: Bachelor Degree of Theology at Hon Chong Institute of Theology (Nha Trang)

  • 1971 – 1975: Superintendent of Tam Toa Christian Church of Communist Refugees (Da Nang)

  • 1975 – 1979: Superintendent of Vietnam Christian Church in Pleiku and Phu Bon

  • 1979: Deported from Central Highlands and kept under surveillance in Rung La Gospel Center (Binh Tuy).

  • 1981: Fled to Thailand and immigrated to the United States.

  • Former Superintendent of Vietnam Baptist Church, Washington D.C.

  • Former President of Fellowship of Vietnamese Methodist Pastors in Alhambra, California 

  • 1999: Joined the GFVN and nominated as Christian Chaplain.

  • 19/1/2003: Director of Christian Chaplain Office of the GFVN

 

 

Comrade PHAN THANH NHAN

Director of Hoa Hao Buddhist Chaplain Office

  • Born in 1915, Cao Lanh, Vietnam.

  • 1941: Security Chief for Master Huynh Phu So

  • 1945: Chief of Martial Arts Training Board for Security of Master’s Father

  • 1946: Political Member of Team 3, Hoa Hao Armed Forces

  • Because of his volunteer to rescue Master, his entire family (15 people) were murdered by Communist authorities.

  • 1951: Promoted to ARVN Major, Assistant Inspector of IV Corps.

  • 1968: Director of the Defection Office of the IV Corps Tactical Zone

  • 1975 – 1984: Imprisoned by Vietcong.

  • 1996: Sought political asylum in the United States.

  • Senior Advisor Overseas Hoa Hao Church

  • 1997: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 1998: Member of the GFVN Chaplain Office

  • 19/01/2003: Director of the GFVN Hoa Hao Buddhist Chaplain Office

 

Comrade NGUYEN SAO DAP

Director of Cao Dai Chaplain Office

  • Born in 1937 in Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

  • 1952: Joined the Alliance of National Armed Forces.1956: Graduated 15th Training Course (Quang Trung)

  • 1975: Captain of Battalion 327 (Hau Nghia)

  • 1998: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam; GFVN Representative in Kansas

  • 2000: Commissioner of the GFVN Ministry of Interior

  •  24/3/2002: Nominated for a high position in Hoa Hoa Buddhism (Session 6)

  • 19/01/2003: Director of the GFVN Cao Dai Chaplain Office

Venerable THICH TUE UY

Deputy Director of Buddhist Chaplain Office

  • Born in 1957 in Da Nang, Vietnam in a pious Buddhist family.

  • Practiced Buddhism under instructions of Master Thich Quang Hien and Buddhist Chaplain Monks of the ARVN.

  • Became novice monk at the age of 18 and Bhiksu (Bhiksu means one who destroys the passions and delusions) at 20.

  • Practiced 8 years of ascetic life with the Most Distinguised Monks of South Vietnam and was ideologically absorbed by Zen Masters such as Van Hanh, Tue Trung Thuong Si and Luc Oai Minh Giac.

  • 1993: Immigrated to the US.

  • 1996: Traveled to India and China to worship and seek Tripitaka (the whole collection of Buddhist Scriptures.)

  • 1997: Participated in the GFVN, nominated as a Buddhist Chaplain.

  • 1999: President of  Vietnamese Monks and Nuns Missionary in the United States

  • 2000: Got Master’s Degree in Psychology and Mental Health Therapist in a L.A. hospital, California.

  • 19/1/2003: Deputy Director of the GFVN Buddhist Chaplain Office

 

 

Attorney NGUYEN KHAC CHINH

Chairman of the GFVN Legislative Council

  • Born on June 11, 1922, Vietnam.

  • Graduated from Sorbome University, Law Faculty (Paris, France.)

  • 1996: Received World Literary Award (French Short Story)

  • Honorary Member of the International PEN

  • Attorney at the Saigon Supreme Court

  • 1975: Founder of “National Salvation” Militia Forces (Judicial Advisor for the uprising of Vinh Cathedral in Saigon)

  • Sentenced to life imprisonment, but was interfered by the International PEN, the French Government and the United States State Department; released to reunite with his family in the US after 17 years in Communist prison.

  • 1996: Joined the GFVN.

  • 15/8/1997: Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam,  Chairman of Supervisory Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 30/6/2002: Chairman of the provisional GFVN National People Delegates Council  

  • 19/01/2003: Chairman of the GFVN Legislative Council

 

 

 

Congressman LY TRUONG TRAN

First Deputy Chairman of National People Council

  • Born on Feb 16, 1924 in Quang Nam, Vietnam.

  • 1944: Graduated from Indochina College of Agriculture and became an agricultural engineer for an Agricultural Cooperative.

  • 1949 – 1952: Chief of Quang Nam Province Office Court

  • 1953 – 1957: Reserve Officer of 22nd Artillery Battalion

  • 1959 – 1961: Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture in Central Highlands

  • 1963 – 1964: Chief of the Information Office

  • 1965 – 1967: Agricultural Inspector in Central Highlands

  • 1967 – 1970: Chief of the State Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

  • 1970 – 1975: Congressman, Secretary General of Opposition Bloc in Bicameral Congress of the Republic of Vietnam. President of Rural Development Committee (the House of Representatives)

  • Received many recognition and military decorations

  • 1975 – 1980: Imprisoned by Communist Authorities

  • 1981 – 1995: Arrested and convicted of plotting to overthrow the Communist government and participating in Free Vietnam Movement.

  • 1996: Immigrated to the United States through HO Program.

  • 1999: Joined the GFVN - General Director of the Training Department (National Academy.)

  • 30/6/2002: Deputy Chairman of National People Delegates Council

  • 19/01/2003: First Deputy Chairman of National People Council of the GFVN

 

Comrade TRAN KHAM

  • Second Deputy Chairman of National People Council

  • Born on December 2, 1933 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

  • 1960: Graduated from the National Insitute of Administration (Saigon.)

  • 1967: Bachelor of Law and Literature (Saigon)

  • 1968: Tax Inspector in Central Highlands of Vietnam

  • 1970 – 1974: 1st RVN Secretary of Embassy of the RVN in the United States

  • 1980: Got Master’s Degree in Accounting in the US.

  • 1980: Chairman of Vietnamese Community in Central Florida

  • 30/6/2003: Deputy Chairman of the GFVN National People of Delegate Council

  • 19/01/2003: Second Deputy Chairman of the GFVN National People Council

 

 

Author CHU TAN

Chairman of the National People Delegates Council 

  • Born in 1939 in North Vietnam.

  • 1968 – 1969: Director of the Ministry of Information. Editor of “Ly Tuong” Monthly Magazine, under the Air Force Command

  • 1972: Graduated from the Saigon Literature University.

  • 1975: Last rank: Air Force Lt. Col., Political Deputy Counsellor of 4th Air Force Division (Can Tho)

  • 1975 – 1984: Imprisoned in “Reeducation Camps” in North Vietnam.

  • 1987: Sought political asylum in the United States.

  • 1989: Founder of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association

  • 1990: Founder of Vietnamese Culture Association, San Jose, United States

  • 1990 – 1996: Chairman of the GFVN Vietnamese Artist Association (2 terms)

  • 1995: Founder of Overseas National Vietnamese Community

  • 1997 – 2000: Chairman of Delegates Council of Vietnamese Community in Northern California

  • 2000: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 2001: Chairman of Executive Board of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 30/6/2002: Second Deputy Chairman of the GFVN National People of Delegates

  • 19/01/2003: Chairman of the GFVN National People of Delegates

 

 

 

Comrade TRUONG MINH RANG

Deputy Chairman of National People of Delegates Council

  • Born on May 1, 1942 in Soc Trang, Vietnam.

  • Education: Phnom Penh Boarding School - Saigon Seminary

  • Graduated from the National School of Administration, 12th Course.

  • Drafted into the Army on 1/68 training course, graduated as a Lieutenant of the ARVN.

  • Last position in the RVN Administration: Deputy District Head Administrative Officer

  • Manager of Center of Service Center in Hau Nghia Province

  • 1975 – 1980: Incarcerated by Vietcong.

  • Political activities before 1975: Chairman of the Ministry of Cu Chi District (National Radical Movement) – Member of Tan Dai Viet Party

  • Chairman of Free Vietnam Community in New Jersey

  • 1996: Joined the GFVN.

  • 15/8/1997: Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Delegate of the GFVN in New Jersey

  • 2002: GFVN Deputy Minister of the Interior in the Northeast

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Chairman of the GFVN National People of Delegates Council

 

Professor DANG VAN THIEN

Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly of Delegates Council

  • Born on Sept 23, 1941 in Ben Tre, Vietnam.

  • 1965: Graduated from Thu Duc Infantry Officer Training School.

  • 1970: Demobilized from the military, last rank is Lieutenant.

  • 1972 – 1975: Professor at Quoc Toan Highschool (Saigon)

  • 1983: Sought political asylum in Victoria – Australia.

  • 1999 – 2000: Chairman of Anti-Communist Culture Exchange Committee (Vic)

  • 1990 – 2003: Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese Veterans in Victoria - Australia

  • 1991 – 1993: Chairman of Fighting-for-Freedom-Democracy Movement (Vic)

  • 1992 -2003: Deputy Chairman of the Australian Labor Party (Vic)

  • 1998: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam – Commissioner of the Central Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 2000: GFVN Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Australia

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Chairman of the GFVN National People of Delegates Council

 

 

Professor NGO TRONG ANH

Chairman of the GFVN Advisory Council

  • Born on Nov 26, 1926 in Hue, Vietnam.

  • 1945 – 1947: Participated in Resistance Forces against French forces, wounded and imprisoned for 6 months.

  • 1948: Graduated Highschool with French Baccalaureate.

  • 1949 – 1950: Professor of Khai Dinh high school, Dong Khanh, Hue

  • 1954: Graduated Civil Engineering, Paris, France.

  • 1965 – 1966: RVN (Republic of Vietnam) Minister of Trasportation

  • 1965 – 1975: Deputy Chief of Planning in Van Hanh University (Saigon.)

  • 1966 – 1975: General Inspector of Civil Service

  • 1966: State Secretary, Inspector, Director of the Supervising Institute, resigned after 6 months

  • 1975 – 1978: Incarcerated in hard labor camps.

  • 1984: Immigrated to the United States.

  • 1995: Joined the GFVN; Chairman of the Advisory Council

  • 15/8/1997: Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam , Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Coalition

  • 2000: Chairman of the GFVN Leadership Council

  • 19/01/2003: Chairman of the Provisional GFVN Advisory Council

 

Comrade LE QUANG THAI

Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council

  • Born on Mar 31, 1910 in Ben Tre, Vietnam.

  • 1982: Sought political asylum in France.

  • 1982 – 1984: Joined the Movement of National Support for Resistance (Paris, France.)

  • 1985: Immigrated to Oklahoma, USA

  • Chairman of the Advisory Committee BCH Vietnamese Community in Oklahoma

  • 1997: Advisor for Delegate Council of the GFVN in Oklahoma

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Chairman of the GFVN Advisory Council

 

Comrade HOANG VAN MINH

Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council

  • Born on Oct 4, 1922 in Nam Dinh, Vietnam.

  • 1937 – 1954: Member of the Catholic Youth Union (Hanoi)

  • 1947: Founding Member of Dai Doan Ket Forces (Phat Diem)

  • 1947 – 1975: Wrote for the Newspapers such as Canh Tan (38-44,) Viet Chien (47-54,) Thanh Nien Cach Mang (50-53,) Song Moi (1975) under pseudonyms as Hoai Phong, Linh Nam, Lien Thanh, An Viet, Thai Quang, Dien Vien.

  • 1949 – 1954: Founding Member of the Revolutionary Youth Union (Hanoi)

  • 1954: Emigrated to South Vietnam.

  • 1955 – 1975: Founding Member of CARITAS Catholic Charity

  • 1960 – 1962: Graduated from Saigon University of Politics and Business Administration.

  • 1962: Established VIMICO mining Companies (Saigon.)

  • 1963: Established Thien Long Company.

  • 1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Deputy Chairman of the GFVN Advisory Council

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Chairman of the Provisional GFVN Advisory Council

 

Lt. Gen. TON THAT DINH

Chairman of the Council of Defense and Special Advisor for the GFVN Prime Minister

  • Born on Nov 20, 1926 in Da Lat, Vietnam.

  • Graduated high school with French Baccalaureate.

  • 1944 – 1945: Joined the Resistance forces.

  • 1945 – 1952: Joined Training Courses: The first Officer Training course in Mang Ca – Hue, "Bao Dai" Course - the first Officer training at Dap Da – Hue, studied abroad in Armored Infantry Course at Saumur (France,) Chief of Staff (GM2.) Valedictorian of Advanced Commanding Officer Training Course, Hanoi Military University.         

  • 1954 – 1958: Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division (Da Nang ;) attended the Refresher Course for Commanders in Fort Leavenworth, Texas, USA.                   

  • 1958 – 1960: Commander of the 1st Division (Hue;) attended Commanding Course for All-Branches Operation in Okinawa, Japan.                   

  • 1961 – 1962: Major General of the II Corps-cum-the II Tactical Zone

  • 1962 – 1963: Deputy Chairman of Revolutionary Soldiers Council, Commander of the III Tactical Zone. Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, General Inspector and General Director of the General Department of Military Training

  • Minister of Security

  • 1967 – 1968: RVN Senator (2 terms,) Chairman of the Senate Defense Committee, Head of the Cong Luan Daily News, Chairman of the Vietnamese newspaper Association

  • Last Rank: ARVN Lieutenant General

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal (class II), the Legion of Honor, the Highest Military Medal (Philippines), the Thai Royal Medal,…

  • After 1975: Advisor of the II UBCV Institute For The Dissemination of The Dharma in America, Advisor for some Vietnamese Veteran Associations

  • 2001: Joined the Revolutionary Government of Free Vietnam; Joint Chief of Staff of the GFVN (full-time operating at the Governmental Central Office.)

  • 19/01/2003: Chairman of the Council of Defense and Special Advisor for the Provisional GFVN

 

 

Dr. CAO THE DUNG

Special Advisor for the GFVN

  • Born in 1933 in North Vietnam.

  • 1983: PhD in Economics; Professor, Historian, Author, Journalist

  • 1975 – 1977: The Foundation’s Fellowship. USA – FRANCE.

  • The author of 14 book series on History, Culture and Literature

  • 1973 – 1975: General Manager of the Central Farmer Association (Department of Agriculture, RVN)

  • 1972 – 1975: Associate Dean of Agriculture University (Hoa Hao University, Saigon)

  • 1980 – 1982: Chairman of the Central Political Research Committee of the Vietnam Liberation - National Unification Vietnam Front

  • 1985 – 1986: Chairman of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1985 – 1991: Chairman of the Central Leadership Council of the Overseas National People Party

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1998: Chairman of the Executive Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 2000: Theorist of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 19/01/2003: Special Advisor for Prime Minister of the Provisional GFVN

 

Dr. PHAN VAN THINH

Director of the National Institute

  • Born on May, 31, 1924 in Vietnam.

  • Graduated from Hanoi Law School

  • 1943 – 1945: Member of the Indochina Students Association

  • 1945: Member of the Dai Viet Duy Tan Party

  • 3/1945 – 1/1947: Imprisoned for opposing French Authorities.

  • 1949 – 1956: Studied abroad in Paris, Bachelor of Law, and Ph.D. Degree in Economics.

  • 1951: PhD in Roman law and Historical Law of Paris.

  • 1954: Got PhD Degree of Law in Paris, France.

  • 1954: Special Assistant of the South Vietnamese Ambassador in Europe and the Geneva Convention

  • 1973 – 1975: Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Vietnam in Washington D.C.

  • 1995: Joined the GFVN - Legal Advisor.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Commissioner of the GFVN Central Leadership Council

  • 1998: Director of the National Institute of the Revolutionary GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: Director of the National Institute of the Provisional GFVN

 

 

Professor NGUYEN HUY DAU

Chairman of the Judicial Council

  • Born on May 8, 1914 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 1933: Got PhD Degree in Law, Saigon.

  • 1952: Judge of National Court (Saigon)

  • 1954 – 1968: Professor at Saigon Law School and Phu Tho Technical Center

  • 1967 – 1969: Chief Judge at Saigon Supreme Court

  • 1969: General Inspector for the RVN Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • 1970 – 1975: RVN General Consul in India

  • 1974 – 1975: RVN Ambassador in Morocco

  • 1975: Immigrated to the United States.

  • 1997: Joined the Revolutionary GFVN, Chairman of the Advisory Council.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Chairman of the Coalition Leadership Council.

  • 19/01/2003: Chairman of the Judicial Council of the Provisional GFVN

 

General NGUYEN KHANH

GFVN Head-of-State

  • General Nguyen Khanh was born on Nov 8, 1927 in Tra Vinh, South Vietnam. He passed away on Jan 11, 2013, California.

  • 1946 – 1948: graduated from Military Academy Saint-Cyr/Coetquidam and Ecole des Troupes Aéroportées (Airborne forces) in France.

  • 1949 – 1952: Promoted to Lieutenant and commanded the first airborne unit in South Vietnam.

  • 1953 – 1955: Promoted to Major, Commander of the VNA 13th Infantry Battalion.

  • Promoted to Lt. Col.

  • Commander of Western Region

  • First Air Force Commander of VNA

  • Commander of the “Rung Sat” Operation

  • 1956 – 1957: Attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Joint & Combined School in Okinawa, Japan, and graduated from the U.S. High Command as Chief of Staff in France.

  • 1958 – 1961: Commander of the IV Tactical Zone

  • 1959: appointed Secretary General of the Defense Ministry.

  • 1960: promoted to Major General and ARVN Chief of Staff.

  • 1962 – 1963: Mj. Gen., Commander of II Corps (Pleiku); Lt. Gen., Commander of I Corps (Da Nang)

  • 1964: Head-of-State-cum-Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam

  • Since 1993, Mr. Nguyen Khanh participated in lecturing at different Civilian and Military universities, such as the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and the University of Denver about the Vietnam War and the future of the country.

  • January 2005: He was elected as Chief of State of the Government of Free Vietnam.

 

 

 

Comrade NGUYEN HUU CHANH   (See his Biography)

Prime Minister of the GFVN

 

General LINH QUANG VIEN

First Deputy Prime Minister

  • Born on Nov 11, 1918 in Cao Bang, Vietnam.

  • 1939: Graduated high school in Philosophy Department, Albert Sarraut High School, Hanoi.

  • 1940: Graduated from Son Tay Infantry School (North Vietnam.)

  • 1945: Party member of VNQD, Commissioner of the Third Military Corps

  • 1957 – 1958: Studied in Staff and Commander School, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

  • 1963 – 1964: Commander of 22nd Infantry Division, Joint Chief of Staff

  • 1964 – 1968: Minister of Information, Minister of Security, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Vietnam

  • 1971 – 1973: Commander of Dong De School, Nha Trang. Last rank: ARVN Lieutenant General; received National Defense Service Medal, Second Class

  • 1974 – 1975: RVN Ambassador in the Republic of Central African and the Republic of Chad

  • 1975: Immigrated to the US.

  • 1982 – 1984: Deputy Chairman of the National Resistance Support Movement

  • 1984 – 1996: Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Washington

  • 1986 – 1988: Chairman of the Nationwide Vietnamese Conference

  • 1994 – 1996: Chairman of the Coordinating Veterans Committee

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam (Central Leadership Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam)

  • 1998: Promoted to General for the GFVN (in Indochina Border)

  • 2000: First Deputy Prime Minister of the GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: First Deputy Prime Minister of the Provisional GFVN

 

 

Lt. Gen. NGUYEN DUY HINH

  • Born on Aug 16, 1929 in Hung Yen, North Vietnam.

  • 1945: Graduated from Middle School with French Programs

  • Graduated high school with French Baccalaureate diploma.

  • 1951: Attended course I (Le Loi) at Nam Dinh Reserve Officer Training School.

  • 1952: Graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant.

  • 1954: Promoted to First Lieutenant and was dispatched to France to study at Saumur Armored Cavalry School.

  • 1955: Promoted to Captain, Commander of the Armored School at Thu Duc Military Academy.

  • 1957: Promoted to Major and was appointed as Commander of the 2nd Armoured Regiment stationed in My Tho.

  • 1959: Studied at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • 1960: Deputy Commander of Armored Command

  • 1963: Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

  • 1964: Chief of Staff of the III Corps

  • 1966: Promoted to Colonel, Chief of Staff of Local Command.

  • 1968: Chief of Staff of the I Corps

  • 1970: Graduated from National Defense College (Course 1), promoted to Brigadier General.

  • 1972: Appointed as Commander of 3rd Infantry Division.

  • 1973: Promoted to Lieutenant General.

  • 1975: Evacuated to the United States, settled in Chantilly, Virginia.

  • 1995: Joined the GFVN, nominated as Minister of Defense.

 

 

Admiral LAM NGUON TANH

Second Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of Defense and Foreign Affairs

  • Born in 1928 in Sa Dec, Vietnam.

  • 1952: Graduated Course I from the ARVN Naval Officers School.

  • 1964: Studied Naval War College in Newport Rhode Island, United States.

  • 1973: Attended refresher course of Defense Administration in Montery, California.

  • Commander-cum- Founder of Da Lat University of Politics and War, Navy Deputy Commander, RVN Navy Commander

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal (Fifth Class.)

  • US Navy Engineer, researching on-surface weapons (Naval Surface Center - Dahlgren Virginia)

  • 1981 – 1995: Secretary General of the ARVN Veterans Association.

  • Founder of ARVN Navy, President in the 1st term

  • 1997: Joined the GFVN, nominated as Deputy Commander of the Peace Campaign.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs & Defense of the GFVN

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Commissioner of the GFVN Central Leadership Council

  • 2000: Second Deputy Prime Minister of the Revolutionary GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: Second Deputy Prime Minister of the Provisional GFVN

 

 

Dr. HA THE RUYET

Third Deputy Prime Minister (Culture – Education)

  • Born on Jan 6, 1939 in Thai Binh, North Vietnam.

  • 1964: BA Degree in Finance and Economics.

  • 1968: Professor at Phan Sao Nam high school, Saigon

  • 1970: Graduated from Saigon Institute of National Administration.

  • 1970 – 1975: Editor of Song Than Daily News

  • 1975 –Fled to Thailand by boat with his family on April 30, 1975.

  • 1988 – 1989: Chairman of the National Administration Alumni Association

  • 1989 – 1990: Member of the Republican Senetorial Inner Circle

  • 1990 – 1992: Member of the Republican Presidential Round table

  • 1990 – 1995: Secretary General of National Reconciliation Organization

  • 1993 – 2002: PhD Degree of Public Administration at La Verne University, California

  • 1968: Central Commissioner of Vietnamese Forces

  • 1989 – 1995: Chairman of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy for Vietnam Organization

  • 1995: Founding Member of the GFVN

  • 1997 – 1998: Deputy Secretary General of the GFVN Leadership Council

  • 1998 – 2002: Secretary General of the GFVN Leadership Council

  • 15/8/97: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1997 – 1998: Chairman of Executive Board of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 19/01/2003: Third Deputy Prime Minister (in charge of Culture and Education) of the Provisional GFVN

 

Comrade NGUYEN SON HA

Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Born in 1948 in Vietnam.

  • Member of Family of the ARVN Deceased Soldiers’ Children

  • Education: University

  • 1974: Graduated from Institute of Chinese Technical Research.

  • 1977: Sought political asylum in the US.

  • Studied at S.C Darlington Technical College, University of Southern California.

  • Occupation: Insurance and Financial Planning

  • 2001: Minister of the GFVN Foreign Affairs

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of the Provisional GFVN Foreign Affairs

 

Maj. Gen. NGUYEN VAN SI

Secretary of the Ministry of Citizenship

  • Born on Mar 18, 1935 in Bac Lieu, Vietnam.

  • Graduated from Middle School with French Programs.

  • 1954: Graduated from Thu Duc Reserve Officer School.

  • 1966 – 1968: Chief of Staff of Binh Long area

  • 1968 – 1970: Tieu Can Chief-District, Vinh Binh Province

  • 1970 – 1973: Chief of the People's Self-Defense Office (Ministry of Interior)

  • 1973 – 1975: Head of Binh Tuy Province

  • National Defense Service Medal, Class 5

  • 1/1997: Joined the GFVN.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1998: Promoted to Major General of the GFVN (in Indochina Frontier,) Commander of Peace Campaign.

  • 1999: Deputy Minister of the Interior (the Southwest)

  • 2001: Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of Citizenship of the Provisional GFVN

  • Full-time working in the Governmental Central Office.

 

Judge DANG PHUC NGUYEN

Minister of Justice

  • Born on May 15, 1922 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Bachelor of Law, Judge

  • Judge of Dalat Labor Court

  • Judge-cum-Attorney of Ban Me Thuot Court

  • Legal Advisor of Province Security Committee

  • Chairman of the Council of Representatives Election, Provincial Council and Legal Advisor, Security Committee of Da Lat, Lam Dong, Tuyen Duc, Darlac, Quang Duc

  • 1975 - 1980: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 1999: Legal Advisor of the Revolutionary GFVN

  • 2001: Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary GFVN Advisory Council

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of Justice of the Provisional GFVN

 

Comrade HOANG HUU TIN

Minister of Economy

  • Born in 1955 in Hue, Vietnam.

  • 1996: Master’s Degree in Economics

  • 1996 – 1997: Director of Pharmaceutical Engineering – Hatch Pharm.6

  • 1997 – 2000: Project Manager – Jenssen Pharmaceutical Co.

  • 2000: Project Manager – Merck & Co.

  • 2003: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of Economy of the Provisional GFVN

 

Comrade CHAU CHUONG

Minister of Commerce

  • Born on Dec 13, 1939 in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

  • 1969 – 1973: ARVN soldier

  • 1973 – 1975: A successful businessman in import and export trade

  • 1975 – 1978: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 1979: Sought political asylum and immigrated to the US (New York.)

  • 1980 – 1983: Joined Free Vietnam Youth.

  • 1980 – 1995: Member of the Executive Board in New York Community.

  • 1995: Joined the GFVN.

  • 1997: Deputy Minister of Commerce of the GFVN

  • 15/8/1998: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Committee Member

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of Commerce of the Provisional GFVN

 

 

Comrade KIM PHUONG

Minister of Ethnic Groups

  • Born on Sept 11, 1951 in Tra Vinh, Vietnam.

  • 1970: Graduated from Institute of National Administration (Course15.)

  • 1972: Attended a Refresher Course of National Officer Training (Lam Son - Vung Tau.)

  • 1971 – 1972: Head of the Public Affairs Office in Vinh Binh Province

  • 1972 – 1973: Deputy Director of Vinh Binh Public Service Training Center

  • 1973 – 1974: Deputy Commander of Operation Can Long 3, Vinh Binh

  • 1974 – 1975: Deputy Head of Cau Ngang District, Vinh Binh Province

  • 1975 – 1981: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 30/4/1981: Hijacked Vietcong ship to flee, sought political asylum in the United States (New Jersey.)

  • 1985 – 1997: Director of Refugee Programs (Christian Church)

  • 1987 – 1997: Assistant Governor of the State of New Jersey on Refugee Program

  • 1987 – 1997: President of Cambodian Community in New Jersey

  • 1997 – 2003: Advisor for Cambodian Community in New Jersey

  • 2001: Joined the Revolutionary GFVN.

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of Ethnic Groups of the Provisional GFVN

 

Lt. Col. NGUYEN VAN DON

Minister of Governmental Office

  • Born on Sept 24, 1932 in Vinh Long, Vietnam.

  • Born and raised in a Confucianist family. His father was murdered in Tet Offensive, 1968.

  • Education: Graduated from Law School

  • Occupation (prior to enlistment): Middle School Professor

  • 1953: Graduated from Thu Duc Reserve Officer School.

  • Studied in Fort Benning Georgia – University of Louisianna, USA.

  • Last rank: Lieutenant Colonel

  • Chief of Staff and Commander of the Territorial Forces, Bac Lieu Province

  • Decoration: 52 times of Commendations, including National Defense Service Medal (First Class), Chuong My Medal (First Class), 3 Wound Medals, 26 Gallantry Crosses (Army, Corps, Division, Brigade, Regiment) and other types of Medals as well.

  • 1975 – 1984: Imprisoned by Vietcong, sentenced to death by Court of Soc Trang Province (Judge Tran Ba ​​Duong) on September 8, 1975, then commuted and banished to Lao Kay.

  • 1988: Sought political asylum in the US.

  • Before 1975: District Secretary of the Democratic Party

  • 1996: Joined the GFVN.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, worked full-time at the Governmental Central Office.

  • Minister of the GFVN Interior - General Commissioner of the Executive Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam – Secretary General of the Leadership Council of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of the GFVN Office

 

 

Col. LE THUONG

Minister of Veteran Affairs

  • Born on Feb 6, 1927 in Laos.

  • 1953: Drafted in the ARVN.

  • Last rank: Colonel, Commander of Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal (Fourth Class,) the Commendation Medal with V (by US Military.); was also awarded the title "Hero" for heroic conduct while in combat with the enemy at La Vang Hill at the night of May 4th, 1967.

  • 1955: Graduated from Thu Duc Reserve Officer School (Course 5.)

  • 1961 – 1962: Attended Refresher Course for Artillery in Oklahoma, United States.

  • 1965 – 1966: Attended Refresher Course (2nd  time) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States.

  • 1975 – 1988: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 1991: Immigrated to the US.

  • 1992 – 1997: Chief of Artillery Fellowship in the US

  • 1992 – 1996: Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Internal Affairs of Political Prisoner Association in Los Angeles - Southern California

  • 1995: Graduated from 2 Community Colleges in Mt.San Antonio, California.

  • 1995: Founding Member of Vietnamese-American Senior Association in San Garbriel Valley region, California

  • 1995: Co-Founder of the ARVN Veteran Association

  • 1998: Founding memer of the ARVN Veteran Association in Southern California

  • 1999: Bachelor of Public Administration Political Rights in California State Polytechnic University, Pomona , USA

  • 2000: Joined the Revolutionary Government of Free Vietnam.

  • 2001: Deputy Minister of Defense of the Revolutionary GFVN; full-time working in the Governmental Central Office

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of the GFVN Veteran Affairs

 

 

Comrade NGUYEN HONG LINH

Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

  • Born in 1956 in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • 1975: Student

  • 10/1975: Member of the Southeast Region Command and National Salvation Forces

  • 1978 – 1982: Central Commissioner of the Vietnam National Front (inside Vietnam,) Editor of  “Vung Day” Special Issue

  • 1982: Crossed border by boat to Paulo Bidong, Malaysia.

  • 1982 – 1983: Joined the Vietnam Liberation - National Unification Vietnam Front - Commissioner of Youth in refugee camp, Philippines.

  • 1983 – 1986: Immigrated to the United States; Commissioner for Propaganda, X.114 Zone.

  • 1986 – 1996: Central Commissioner of the Free Vietnam Forces (Domestic Special Forces)

  • 1995 – 1997: Editor of "Chuyen Lua" News, monthly dispatched to Vietnam.

  • 1997 – 1998: Co-founder of the Vietnam Human Rights Movement, 2000

  • 1998: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam, worked full-time at the Governmental Central Office.

  • 1999 – 2003: Chief of Free Vietnam Youth

  • 19/01/2003: Minister of the GFVN Youth

 

 

Professor DUONG DAI HAI

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (America)

  • Born on June 19, 1937.

  • 1968: Graduated from Saigon Literature University

  • 1970 – 1972: Political Professor, Political Advisor for Phoenix Program at the US Embassy, Saigon

  • 1970 – 1972: First Deputy Chairman of the Da Nang Union (Confederation of Vietnamese Workers)

  • 1975 – 2003: English-French Literature Professor in an American University

  • 1997: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Foreign Affairs

  • 15/8/2003: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam,  Commissioner of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 19/1/2003: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Foreign Affairs (America)

 

Colonel PHUNG NGOC AN

Deputy Minister of Defense

  • Born on Oct 16, 1934 in My Tho, Vietnam.

  • Author with pseudonym Than Phong (Typhoon,) published 7 books in Vietnam and the United States.

  • Last rank: ARVN Air Force Colonel, Tan Son Nhat Air Force Base, Saigon

  • 1960: Studied at Lacland Air Force Base, Texas.

  • 1965 – 1967: Commander of 92nd Air Force Base in Pleiku

  • 1968: Studied at Air Command & Staff College in Alabama, United States.

  • 1968 – 1974: Chief Office of Oprations, Air Force Command (Tan Son Nhat Air Force Base)

  • 1968 – 1975: Member of Tan Dai Vietn - Progressive National Movement

  • 1974: Graduated Social Studies from Saigon University of Literature and Defense College.

  • 1975 – 1988: Imprisoned in Communist camps.

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal (Fourth Class) – Silver Star.

  • 2000: Join the GFVN.

  • 2001: Deputy Minister of Defence-cum-Southern California Delegate of the GFVN, worked full-time at the GFVN Central Office.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Defense of the Provisional GFVN

 

Comrade TRUONG NGOC THU

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs

  • Born on June 8, 1949 in Hung Yen, North Vietnam.

  • 1967 – 1969: Joined Confederation of Youth, Students for Freedom and Democracy (Saigon.)

  • 1980: Sought political asylum in the United States.

  • 1993: Deputy Chairman of External Affairs BRAVO - VIET NAM

  • 1994: Founder and Director of Free Vietnam Radio

  • 1994: Founding member of the Alliance of Resistant Forces in Indochina

  • 30/4/1995: Founding Member of the GFVN; worked full-time operation at the GFVN Central Office.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Inspector of the Coalition Executive Board

  • 1998: Commander of Base KC 701, 702 in Indochina Frontier

  • 1999: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Finance

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Internal Affairs

 

Comrade TRAN THANH CAC

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Europe)

  • Born on April 20, 1950 in Vietnam.

  • 1968 – 1975: Drafted into the ARVN Navy.

  • 1976 – 1978: Member of the resistant forces against the Communist

  • 1979: Sought political asylum in Italy.

  • 1980 – 1981: Member of Vietnamese Community in Italy

  • 1982 – 1985: Secretary of the National Front for the Vietnam Liberation (Italy)

  • 1984 – 1986: Member of the Invaded Nations Association in Europe (CIPO)

  • 1995: Joined the GFVN.

  • 1996 – 1999: Team leader in Europe-cum-Delegate of the GFVN in Italy

  • 1999 – 2002: Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the GFVN, Commisioner of the Central Coalition of Free Vietnam, worked full-time for the GFVN (in Europe.)

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Civil Service of the Provisional GFVN (Europe)

 

Comrade HUYNH BA PHUNG

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Australia)

  • Born in 1939 in Soc Trang, Vietnam.

  • 1961: Graduated Course 11 from Thu Duc Officer Training School, and Advanced Intelligence Training in Singapore (1965) and Okinawa (1967), Infantry School (1972.)

  • Last rank: Captain,  Chief Battalion of Task Force, fought side-by-side with the Royal Australian Armed Force at Nui Dat (Baria,) received National Defense Service Medal (Fifth Class)

  • Original Unit: General Staff

  • 1975 -1981: Imprisoned in Hoang Lien Son camp (Yen Bai.)

  • 1982: Sought political asylum in Australia.

  • 1982: Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese Community in Queensland (Australia)

  • 1987 – 2003: Chairman of ARVN Veterans in Queensland (Australia)

  • 2001: Chairman of Vietnamese - Australian Memorial Building Committee in Queensland (Australia)

  • 2001: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam, Deputy Minister of Interior.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Australia)

 

 

Comrade DO THANH TRUNG

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Northeast)

  • Born on Dec 12 năm 1952 in Bui Chu, North Vietnam.

  • 1971: Graduated from Central ARVN Airborne Battalions.

  • Cadet of Long Thanh Officer Training School

  • 1975 – 1978: Failed to present himself to Communist police, participated in Interfaith National Salvation Movement.

  • 1981: Sought political asylum in Washington.

  • 1982: Head of Red Beret Association in Thai refugee camp

  • 1984: Head of Red Beret Association in Bataan camp, Philippines

  • 1985 – 1992: Secretary General of Red Beret Association in Washington State, USA

  • 1992 – 1995:  Secretary General of the ARVN Veteran Association in Washington State, USA

  • 1995: Founding Member of the GFVN, Delegate of the GFVN in Washington State

  • 15/8/1998: Party Member of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1998: Commander at Base KC 702 (Indochina Frontier)

  • 1999: Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the GFVN, worked full time for the GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Civil Service (the Northwest)

 

Comrade NGUYEN HUU DUC

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Southwest)

  • Born on 1959 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

  • 1980: Sought political asylum in Netherlands.

  • 1980 – 1985: Chairman of the National Resistance Support Movement in Central Netherlands.

  • 1985: Joined the Vietnamese Nationalist Party (Overseas Department.)

  • 1990 – 1995: Member of Democratic Pluralistic Gathering

  • 1995 – 2002: Representative of Overseas Vietnam Lotus Society Party

  • 2001: Joined the GFVN.

  • 2002: Delegates of the GFVN in Netherlands

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Civil Service (Southwest,) worked full-time at the Governmental Central Office

 

 

Comrade NGUYEN AN HIEP

Deputy Minister of Minister of Civil Service in Central America

  • Born on March 10, 1942 in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

  • 1966: Graduated from the National Military Academy of Vietnam, Course 21.

  • 1969 – 1972: ARVN Marines Capt of Company 1, Battalion 6

  • 1972 – 1975: Chief Office of the Marines Commander

  • 1975: Immigrated to Indiana, USA.

  • 1977 – 1995: Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese Community in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 1880 – 1984: Deputy Minister of the the National Front for the Vietnam Liberation

  • 1984 – 1998: Commissioner of Executive Board of Free Vietnam Forces (Domestic)

  • 1998: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 2000: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Interior (Central America)

 

Brig. Gen. HA VIEN

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (the Northeast)

  • Born on Oct 9, 1947 in Binh Dinh, Vietnam.

  • 1964: Graduated from Artillery Officer School (Course 21.)

  • 1975: Artillery Major, Chief of Support Center (Binh Dinh)

  • 1975 – 1983: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 1984 – 1985: Joined the Bao Long Liberation Group.

  • 1986: Fled to Bataan, Philippines.

  • 1989: Graduated from Nova University (N. Virginia.)

  • 1997: Joined and worked full time for the GFVN.

  • 15/8/1997: Founding member, Commissioner of the Coalition of Free Vietnam

  • 1998: Promoted to Brigadier General of the GFVN at Indochina Frontier; Commander of Bien Thuy Training Center.

  • 1999: Deported to the United States by Thai authorities, then re-infiltrated into Indochina in 2000.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Civil Service (the Northeast)

 

Comrade NGUYEN THUONG CUC

Deputy Minister of Civil Service (the Southeast)

  • Born in 1947, Son Tay, North Vietnam.

  • 1970 – 1972: Airborne Instructor for Thai Royal Armed Forces

  • 1973: Immigrated to Florida, USA.

  • 1978: Graduated from University of Orlando, Florida.

  • Secretary of the Pho Duc Chinh area (Florida), Overseas Vietnamese Nationalist Party (2 terms)

  • Nominated as Member of Republican Presidential Committee in Florida by Senator Tom Davis

  • Built the US - Vietnamese National Flag Platform at the Trade Center in Orlando.

  • Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners

  • 1998: Joined the Revolutionary Government of Free Vietnam; Delegates of the GFVN in Florida.

  • 2001: Deputy Minister of the Interior (the Southeast)

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Civil Service (the Southeast)

 

Professor NGUYEN HOAI NAM

Deputy Minister of Planning

  • Born on July 12, 1935 in Vinh City, Nghe An, North Vietnam.

  • Education: Saigon University of Literature

  • Middle school & high school teacher, journalist

  • 1972: Studied in the US.

  • 1975 – 1981:  Imprisoned in Communist hard labor camps.

  • Political Activities before 1975: Party Member of of Radical Party

  • Member of Vietnam PEN

  • 2000: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 2001: Commissioner of Minister of Department of the GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Planning (the Provisional GFVN)

 

Engineer NGUYEN HUY CO

Deputy Minister of Information-cum-Government Spokesman

  • Born in 1952 in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

  • 1969: Took part in Free Vietnam Youth, Hoc Sinh Nguon Song.

  • 1972 – 1975: Student of Saigon Law School, worked at the RVN Ministry of   Finance; Member of Executive Board of the Youth Entertainment Union, Hoc        Sinh   Tien Rong (Saigon.)

  • 1980: Sought political asylum in France.

  • 1988 – 1992: Graduated Chemistry and Pharmacy from Jussieur University (France ;) worked at the Rosa Institute of Pharmacy (Paris,) Cosmepharm (Bagnolet.)

  • 1982 – 1985: Volunteer of the Le Goelo rescue ship (World Physician Association)

  • 1992: Immigrated to the US.

  • 1992 – 1999: Director of the Califarco Institute and Amphaco Institute of Cell Processing (California ;) Studied Injectable Pharmacentical Product in Canada (95-97 ;) Worked at Apothycary Lab (1999.)

  • 1999: Joined the GFVN, Deputy Chief of Free Vietnam Youth; worked full-time at the Governmental Central Office.

  • 2001: Deputy Director of Free Vietnam Radio

  • 19/01 2003: Deputy Minister of the GFVN Veteran Affairs

 

Comrade CAO MANH NHAN

Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs

  • Born on Aug 17, 1946 in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam.

  • Education: University of Science (Saigon)

  • Graduated from Vietnam National Military Academy.

  • Last rank: Major, Chief of 53th Regiment, 23rd Infantry Division

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal (Fifth Class)

  • 1975 – 1983: Imprisoned in hard labor camps.

  • 1997: Joined the GFVN.

  • 1998: Secretary of the Party in Oklahoma

  • 2000: Deputy Minister of Social Development of the GFVN

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs of the Provisional GFVN

 

Comrade NGUYEN THI HOANG OANH

Deputy Minister of Social Development

  • Born in 1948 in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • 1969: Immigrated to the US.

  • 1972: Graduated from North Carolina University.

  • 1972 – 1975: Resided in Thailand.

  • 1975: Resided in California.

  • 1994: Executive Board Member of Green Gross Charity

  • 2000: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Social Development of the Provisional GFVN

 

Dentist TRAN VAN SON

Deputy Minister of Social Development

  • Born in 1960 in Can Tho, Vietnam.

  • 1985: Graduated from Saigon Medical University.

  • 1981 – 1986: Joined in the Vietnam Patriotic Liberation Forces United Front.

  • 1986: Sought political asylum in France.

  • 1987: Member of the National Front for the Vietnam Liberation

  • 1988 – 2003: Martial Art Coach of Vovinam Association (Germany)

  • 1992 – 1997: Graduated from Frankfurt Dental University (Germany.)

  • 1999: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 2000: Secretary of Free Vietnam Youth in Germany; worked full-time for the GFVN in Europe.

  • 2001: Public Official of the GFVN Ministry of Interior

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Social Development (Europe)

 

Dr. TRAN THANH HAI

Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth (Europe)

  • Born in 1951 in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • 1969: Studied in Germany.

  • 1973 – 1980: Member of the Executive Board Free Vietnam Student Federation in Germany

  • 1975: Member of the Executive Board of the Freedom-for-Vietnam Student Organization in Germany

  • 1976: Member of the Executive Board of the Students and Vietnamese expatriates Association in Germany

  • 1979: Member of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Catholic Church in Germany

  • 1986: PhD Degree in Science, Ruhr University (Bochum,) Germany

  • 1986 – 1989: Lecturer at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

  • 1999: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam; Delegate of the GFVN in Germany.

  • 2000: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the GFVN in Europe

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth (Europe)

 

Engineer NGUYEN NGOC DIEP

Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth (Australia)

  • Born in 1964 in Can Tho, Vietnam.

  • 1980: Sought political asylum in Australia.

  • 1987: Graduated Computer Science in Australia.

  • 1998: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 1999: Chief Deputy of Free Vietnam Youth (Australia)

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth (Australia)

 

 

Engineer NGUYEN DAI NGU

Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

  • Born on Feb 4, 1953 in Quang Tri, Vietnam.

  • 1973 – 1975: ARVN Logistics First Lieutenant

  • 1974: Graduated from University of Science, Hue.

  • 1975: Imprisoned in Communist hard labor camps.

  • 1976 – 1978: Member of the Cao Dai National Salvation Movement in Danang Special Forces

  • 1978: Sought political asylum in Utah, USA.

  • 1981 -1983: Member of the National Vietnamese Community in Utah

  • 1982: Graduated Electrical Engineering in Utah, USA.

  • 1979 – 1982: Member of the Executive Board Vietnamese Community in Utah

  • 1983 – 1986: Member of the National Front for the Vietnam Liberation; Deputy Chairman of the Movement of National Support for Resistance in Utah

  • 1986 – 2001: Member of the Vietnamese Buddhist Society in Utah

  • 2001 – 2004: Member of the Advisory Board for Utah Governor

  • 2001: Joined the GFVN; GFVN Delegate in Utah

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

 

Comrade NGUYEN HOANG SON

Deputy Minister of Youth

  • Born on July 1, 1961 in Bac Lieu, Vietnam.

  • 1980: Fled to Pulau Bidong camp and immigrated to Italy.

  • 1982: Graduated from Don Bosco Technical School, Verona Province, Italy.

  • 1982 – 1985: Joined the National Front for the Vietnam Liberation; Commissioner of X309 (Italy.)

  • 1984 – 1985: Member of CIRPO (Conferenze International Paese Occupato)

  • 1985 – 1996: Commissioner Vietnam Freedom Forces, Italy

  • 1996 – 2003: Joined the GFVN.

  • 1996: Chief of Representative Office in Italy

  • 1997: Chief of Office in Europe

  • 1997: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 1998: Chief of Office in Europe, Head of the Permanent Political Group in Europe

  • 1999: Deputy Chief of Free Vietnam Youth in Europe

  • 2000: Head of the Committee of the Coalition of Free Vietnam in Europe

  • 2001 – 2003: Worked full-time at the GFVN Central Office.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

 

Engineer VU TRUC

Deputy Minister of Youth

  • Born on April 3, 1971 in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • 1984: Sought political asylum in Washington State.

  • 1994: Graduated Computer Engineering.

  • 1997 – 2000: Superintendent of the Dac Lo Vietnamese Language Center (Seattle - WA)

  • 1997: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam.

  • 1999: Member of the Executive Board of Free Vietnam Youth in Seattle, WA

  • 2001: Member of the Executive Board of FreeVietnam Youth

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

 

Comrade SINH CAM MINH

Deputy Minister of Youth

  • Born on Nov 11, 1970 in Ca Mau, Vietnam.

  • 1985: Sought political asylum in Kansas, USA.

  • 1990 – 1993: Member of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

  • 1990 – 1994: Head of the Free Vietnam Youth in Liberal, Kansas; Member of the Executive Board of Vietnamese Community in Liberal, Kansas

  • 1994: Got B.A. Degree.

  • 1999: Joined the Coalition of Free Vietnam; Deputy Delegate of the GFVN in Liberal, Kansas.

  • 2001: Commissioner of the Coalition of Free Vietnam; Member of the Executive Board of the Free Vietnam Youth

  • 2002: Worked full-time at the GGVN Central Office.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Free Vietnam Youth

 

Engineer NGUYEN TRUNG TRUC

Deputy Minister of Youth

  • Born in July 7, 1965 in Quang Ngai, Vietnam.

  • 1993: Immigrated to the US through HO Program.

  • 1998: Got Master degree in Computer Science.

  • 1998 – 2002: Deputy Chief of Vietnamese Catholic Youth in Wichita, Kansas

  • 1999 – 2001: Deputy Chairman of the Vietnamese Community in Wichita, Kansas

  • 2001: Joined the GFVN; Delegate of the GFVN in Kansas.

  • 19/01/2003: Deputy Minister of Youth (the Provisional GFVN)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On January 19, 2004, Mr. Chanh Huu Nguyen organized the “GFVN Introduction Conference” to present newly re-structured cabinet members of the GFVN with more than 5,000 attendees from representatives of the Vietnamese communities around the world and dignitaries, government officials.