Battalion Army Instructors
Battalion Senior Army Instructor (SAI) LTC (R) Donald H. Hong has over 32 years of service in the US Army, Army Corps of Engineers. He participated Operation: Just Cause, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Operation: Noble Eagle, Operation: Enduring Freedom in Kosovo, and Afghanistan.
He has a B.S. in Industrial Technology and M.S. in Industrial and Technical Studies from Cal Poly, SLO, and a Master’s in Business from USC, currently enrolled in the Designated Subjects Credentialing Course.
LTC Hong has held military assignments increasing in responsibility most significantly; Mechanized Combat Engineer Company Commander, ROTC Adjunct Faculty with duty at UCLA and USC, Director of Public Works, and Division Engineer, he also has worked for multiple Fortune 100 Companies in increasing responsibilities; the Boeing Company, United Parcel Service (UPS), and the Raytheon Company.
LTC Hong resides in Redondo Beach, CA. He has a beautiful daughter, Shayna Emi.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Civilian awards include the Honorary Service Award, PTA
Battalion Army Instructor (AI) CSM (R) Michael E. Baker has over 42 years of service in the California Army National Guard. He has a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Columbia College and a associate degree in industrial relations fromLong Beach City College.
He has multiple Military Occupational Specialties in the Army. He as held multiple CSM assignments while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with duty at the Regional Training Institute in SLO, CA.
He also was mobilized for many state call ups such as the L.A. Riots and the Northridge earthquake. He is a retired U.S. Postal service employee with over 35 years of service.
CSM Baker resides in Long Beach, California with his wife Julie and has two daughters Christina and Melissa and one grandson Ricardo attending Cal State Long Beach.
His awards include the Combat action badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award).