West Coast Vice-Chair

Hien Q. Vu, Esq.

Hien Q. Vu is an Air Force Public Affairs specialist at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. He's an attorney-at-law, admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Tax Court, as well as a licensed real estate broker in California.

Vu holds a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law with an emphasis on Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Law; a Master of Mass Communication degree from University of Georgia (Phi Kappa Phi Honors), and a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College. He's currently pursuing a Master of Laws in Taxation.

After emigrating from Vietnam as political refugee in 1994, Vu attended Georgia State University and placed on the Dean’s List. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in several offensive campaigns during his two tours in the Persian Gulf as a Navy journalist and editor from 1996 to 1999. He was commissioned as a U.S. Air Force officer in 2003. He has served as a Public Affairs Officer and Southeast Asia Regional Affairs Strategist on active duty and in the Reserves. He was the recipient of the Air Force Materiel Command’s Best Feature Writer Award in 2004. Under his supervision, the Edwards Air Force Base Internal Information Program won the Air Force’s top honors in 2005.

Vu is authorized to wear the Air Force Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf in lieu of 2nd award), the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd award), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd award), the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (Oak Leaf in lieu of 2nd award) and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

Vu and his wife, Christine Le, currently reside in Laguna Hills, California.