Washington, D.C. ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Gene Ban, director of programs, USACE, Pacific Ocean Division, as a member of its 2017 class. He was inducted October 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC's rigorous nomination and election process.

Ban was cited by the Academy as a strategist and top civilian in the Army Senior Executive Service who has provided leadership to multi-agency military construction programs involving international host nations, territories, and governments.

"The new members of the National Academy of Construction, like those before them, have earned the high honor of Academy membership through stellar careers and contributions to the engineering and construction industry," said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC. "Tonight we recognize them for their career of achievements, and will join with them going forward to share our collective expertise as a service to the nation."

Since 2003, when he was selected to the Federal Senior Executive Service, Ban has been responsible for a $22 billion planning, design, and construction program of military, environmental, host nation, civil works, and international and interagency programs. The program includes Indo Asia Pacific, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, Alaska, Japan, and Korea. Prior to his current position, he was in private practice as president of Trans Pacific Land Corporation and vice president, Metcalf and Eddy, Pacific. He also served on active duty as an Air Force civil engineering officer and program manager for the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Ban is an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the U.S. Army Engineer Association. Honored numerous times throughout his career, he is the recipient of the prestigious National Federal Asian Pacific American Outstanding Leadership Award, the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Army Engineer Association Bronze deFleury Medal. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Hawaii.