Born into Japanese Occupied Korea, part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere; surviving the relentless savagery of the Communist-inspired Korean War, component of the ever-simmering Cold War, Miss Kim Chun Cha, our founder, never lost hope, never lost faith, and never gave up.
At home, 1967 & 1997
Uijeongbu-si, South Korea
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Major Solstad, Army Signal Corps, served during the period 1966 – 1986 before entering the Retired Reserve. He then served as a Civilian Executive with the U. S. Army and Air Force for 20 more years, subsequently co-founding DS Information Systems Corporation — (DSIS Hawaii), with a friend. DSIS quickly grew to employ 120 Information Technology engineers and technicians. In 2014 the company’s success was serendipitously passed, via SBA, to a trusted friend’s newly formed company — Ka’Ala Systems Technology Corporation (KST). This change took place when DSIS was retired after 14 years in operations, yielding a continuity of support to its customers and, more importantly, the continued welfare and seamless employment of its personnel. Mr. Solstad is now retired and resides in Ewa Beach, Hawaii where he continues to write and consult through Mare Pacificum, LLC.
His interest in the Far East remains strong, having lived a good deal of his life there, but it has other drivers, too, including I) A degree in history with emphasis on the Far East (1968); II) His Lifelong love for Chun Cha, Née, Kim, his wife of 40-years; III) countless friendships with fellows and locals in Korea, Japan (including Okinawa), and Taiwan (formerly Formosa); IV) and, of course, his choice retirement location of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, the nexus of two worlds.
See Amazon review by Dr. Frank Tims, (aka Dr. Lazlo), Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of South Florida; Editorial Board, Applied Neuropsychology; Consultant, National Institutes of Health; scientist, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH (retired); Former Consultant, Department of Defense; US Army Research Unit, Korea 1967-70.