Dr. Lawrence Yuan

Director of Operations

Lawrence Yuan is a highly accomplished Rear Admiral with over 30 years of experience leading military units in the ROC Navy. He has commanded navy flotillas and has been recognized with numerous prestigious medals for his outstanding service. As a leader, Lawrence directed more than 20 military investment/procurement projects in different phases, maintained annual program budgets, and oversaw large-scale training programs to ensure that each member of his team received the best possible training to carry out their duties successfully.

In addition to his impressive military career, Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and graduated from the War College at National Defense University with honors. During his three years as the Superintendent of Taiwan’s Naval Academy, he encouraged the midshipmen and cadets to aim high, explore more opportunities, and created a sound educational environment by initiating a program for establishing a state-of-art Ship-handling & Engineer Simulator along with three sophisticated shipbuilding labs.

During his free time, Lawrence enjoys swimming and indulging in a good cup of coffee. Lawrence and his wife Shu-Ping are also the proud parents of KAS alumni from the class of 2014. He has substituted in our classrooms for two years and is honored to join the KAS team and ready to start a wonderful journey with us.