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Check Six – 1995-1997: Kenji Sumida, East-West Center President

February 21, 2022

A recent Retiree News post reported retired Hawaii Army National Guard general Suzanne Vares-Lum becoming the president of the East-West Center.

East-West Center President: Suzanne Vares-Lum

Another Hawaii Guard general, Kenji Sumida, served earlier as the East-West Center President from 1995 through 1997. He started at the EWC in 1989 as the Director Administration, later Vice-President of Administration.

Sumida joined the Hawaii Air National Guard in 1957 after serving three years on active duty. Over the years, he served as a pilot and in several leadership positions. Brig. Gen. Sumida retired in 1981 as Commander, Hawaii Air National Guard.

East-West Center Oral History Project: Kenji Sumida

Kenji Sumida’s Oral History Interview Narrative

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