Chairman of the Standing Committee for Asia and the Pacific
Lt. Gen. Chung-Yuan KAO
ROC on Taiwan
Lt. General Frank Kao was born August 15, 1935 in ShanDong Province of China, before the Republic of China moved its site to Taiwan.
Frank Kao came to Taiwan with his parents, and got admitted into the ROC Air Force Academy and graduated from its pilot class in 1956. He then served as the ROCAF pilot through all commanding officer ranks; from the second lieutenant all the way up to the Lt. General, and retired from the military position as the vice Commander-in Chief of the ROC Logistic Command.
During his active years, he was assigned as the ROC defense attache’ to the Republic of South Africa (RSA) in early 1980s. That was the time he likes to brag about; because he has made friends with military comrades from all countries assigned to RSA.
In 1984, he was officially retired from active military service, and was immediately assigned the secretary general of the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC), which is a cabinet level department responsible for veterans services of ROC. Because of his outstanding management, Frank got promoted to the deputy minister of VAC, and in year 2000, he was selected as a legislator representing veterans to fight for their benefits and welfare in the ROC congress.
His career and contribution to serving the military and veterans has won him the popularity to be elected as the president of the Veterans Association of the Republic of China in year 2010.
He was elected Chairman of the WVF Standing Committee for Asia and the Pacific during the 28th General Assembly of the World Veterans Federtaion in Sopot (Poland) in 2015.
Frank Kao is married to Julie, who is a big help in Frank’s military and veterans service career in the past 50 some years. They have raised three daughters and one son. All married, and Frank are proud to share with friends, that of all his children and their spouses, 7 have earned PhD, and are either medical doctors, or professors.