PPALM Offers

Mentorship and Professional Development

The PPALM Mentorship Program connects mentees with experienced professionals who have achieved personal, professional, and career success. Mentors provide advice, encouragement, feedback, performance management, and career guidance towards achieving a mentee’s full potential.

Board Openings

Want to join us and serve on the PPALM Board of Directors? We're looking for leaders to be our:

  • VP of Mentorship

For more details, send your resume and a short biography to:


PPALM Strategic Plan 2022


In Loving Memory and Gratitude 
Norman Y. Mineta
1931 - 2022 

PPALM is deeply saddened by death of Secretary Norman Mineta on May 3, 2022. He was the epitome of public service and a barrier breaker as an Army soldier, city mayor, congressman, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Commerce, corporate executive, and community leader. He was a stalwart defender of civil liberties and human rights. Secretary Mineta actively promoted representation and excellence in leadership of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in every sector of American society. It is most memorable of his passing as we celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

We are eternally grateful to Norman Mineta. May he rest in peace for eternity.

Who We Are

The Pan-Pacific American Leaders and MentorsĀ® organization is an all-volunteer organization comprised of military and civilian professionals committed to mentoring and promoting professional development, retention and the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders—Active, Reserve, National Guard, and DoD civilians.  Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors is a nonstock, nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  It is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a public charity under IRC Sections 509(1)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

Asian American and Pacific Islanders have proudly served in the United States Military for over 100 years with a rich history of bravery and loyalty, led by talented and competent leaders.


PPALM Corporate Sustaining Sponsors


PPALM Corporate Supporting Sponsors

Robert Nakamoto Foundation


PPALM Corporate Contributing Sponsors


Friends and Partners




SAVE THE DATE: 9 Oct. 2022

15th Annual General Membership Meeting and Reception

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