Pham Ngoc Khoi, was born in Hanoi, North Vietnam, fled to the South in 1954 after Vietnam was segregated into two parts by the Geneva Agreement. Prior to 1975: Pham was one among five of the first Vietnamese Air Traffic Control (ATC) Experts/Instructors who taught/trained New Air Traffic Controllers in VN graduating from the Air Traffic Control Training Center (CAAG) in Taipei and Federation Aviation Administration Academy (FAA) in Oklahoma, USA. Additionally, he graduated with a Law degree from Saigon University Law School.
In 1975, when the Saigon Government collapsed, he escaped from the Communist for the 2nd time as a political refugee in the USA. Pham also helped 360 fellow residents to evacuate from Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport to Guam by 5 Hercules C130. During this time he was assigned as an Assistant Camp Commander in coordinating and planning activities for the camp which consisted of over 10,000 people until he left Guam to Camp Pendleton in California.
In the United States: Presently, he serves as a Vice-Chairman of the King Hung Oversea Foundation to preserve Vietnamese culture. Mr. Khoi Pham participates in many Medical/Health-care Clubs/Groups to help patients at no cost. He was elected by people in Southern California (6 Counties) including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego and served the people for 2 terms as a member of the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California – VAFSC as Treasurer and Vice-President of the Board, respectively.
In fact, for almost 20 years, he served the Vietnamese people and all citizens in the community as a Director of Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC) in different service areas including landlord and tenant counseling, housing counseling, and court mediation. He also helped with community outreach and education requested by schools, churches, pagoda throughout Orange County. Presently he is a member of the FHCOC Board of Directors.