Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc.

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Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc. (PA&E) was formed in 1955 as a real estate holding company and architecture firm building and designing bridges and grew into a huge multinational firm capable of handling a diverse range of services in facilities engineering and maintenance. PA&E has worked for clients and interests around the world including the US military, oil companies and other multinational corporations [1], as well as ventures in the Japanese real estate world with their joint venture Colliers Halifax [2][3].

For instance, when The Kremlin yanked 260 hired Soviet workers from the US embassy in Moscow in late 1986, PA&E was hired for a five-year, $10 million contract to provide drivers, electricians and plumbers for the US staff [4], and they are still there today [5]. PA&E is trusted by the US government, as many of their past board members and employees have served in the military.

On September 29, 2006, Lockheed Martin completed their acquisition of PA&E and has renamed the company PAE, a Lockheed Martin Company [6]

Government Services, Inc

War, and the threat of war, has always been lucrative for PA&E. They have an extensive transport system which enables them to ship equipment and personnel anywhere in the world. They are well known to the suppliers and manufacturers of the necessary products to carry out logistical services. They also claim to "move through customs and around foreign bureaucracies to expediate delivery." [7][8]

Recently in the spring of 2004, in a partnership with SNC-Lavalin of Montreal, PA&E won a $400 million (Cdn. $) contract to build and maintain "distant Canadian bases for the next decade," [9]. Currently they are partnered up with the US Department of Defense to assist OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe) with democratization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [10].

In 1999, PA&E took over maintenance of fuel storage and equipment at the US air-base at Rhein-Main, Germany. A few months later, PA&E technicians were allowed to refuel the aircrafts for two-thirds of the day. At the time there was little traffic, but since Operation Enduring Freedom began in November, 2001, more aircraft have come through the base. Having had nearly two years of practice, and now integrated with the military in their role, PA&E was prepared for the new operation. [11]

In South Korea, PA&E has been working on the Kwang Ju air-base, from which the Pacific's 3rd Air Expeditionary Group has flown over 150 sorties, providing grounds and facilities maintenance for their 250 acres [12].

The Government Services division of PA&E has partnered up with the Homeland Security Corporation to form PAE/HSC, a company which provides training and other services to emerging police forces in the world under CIVPOL assistance. [13][14] PAE/HSC has been recruiting specifically for work in Haiti.[15]


Doug Brooks, president of the International Peace Operations Association (PA&E is a member), says that private military corporations (PMCs) are picking up the challenge to keep the peace where no governments dare to go. Brooks, whose group represents 14 firms providing logistical support, feels "African institutions are better able to take over crisis management than ever in the past." Brooks, in October 2004, stated PA&E is one of two PMC firms in Darfur, Sudan working with African Union monitoring forces to set up bases and logistics systems.[16] The State Department authorized more than $20 million to fund PA&E and DynCorp for the operation in the Sudan [17].

On July 25, 2003, the Bush Administration "made an initial contribution of $10 million to a contractor known as Pacific Architects and Engineers, and they will, on our behalf, support the deployment of the West Africans. It will include a full range of logistic support, to include transportation, equipment and communications," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher answered in a question about aid to Liberia [18]. In addition, Boucher said they would be providing air and sea-lift transport of peacekeepers, the maintenance of equipment, and the provision of food, water and fuel [19][20][21][22].

A few years ago they won an air service contract to support the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo [23] where they have revamped the airfields and managed the air traffic control towers. They went on to provide fuel, vehicles and rations for the UNs mission in Ivory Coast. [24] [25][26]

In the 1997 offensive against the horrible RUF in Sierra Leone, PA&E was one of a few companies providing logistical support to the thousands of troops from the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group [27]. The US, in aiding the UN, funded completely the endeavors of PA&E in Sierra Leone [28]


The Army relied on civilian contractors for almost half of their maintenance and construction projects in Vietnam. The Army had decided not to mobilize the Reserves where most of their facilities engineers were located. This fell in line with the restrictions they felt were put on them regarding troop strength. The army was forced to fill the non-combatant work that was necessary for the success of the war with a civilian work force. PA&E arrived in Vietnam in 1963 with 274 men located at six sites and expanded to over 24,000 workers in more than 120 locations by 1968.

The contract with the army grew to over $100 million in these peak years as their duties and costs expanded. The work force they used was made up of 5% Americans, 15% from assorted countries, and 80% from Vietnam itself. The contract with the army remained in effect until 1970, undergoing many changes, but ending as a cost-plus-award-fee contract in 1969, which "appears to have resulted in increased effectiveness and efficiency. [29]

PA&E worked closely with the military and the CIA in Vietnam. They operated a small fleet of aircraft under US registry [30] and even started buying into small regional airlines [31]. Their employees were also subject to capture [32].

PA&E's main responsibility was to provide all the facilities engineering support for the Army in Vietnam. In order to meet the demands of the situation, it was necessary for them to take on the Army's regulations in organizing a working group. The government's responsibility was to provide the equipment, repair parts, tools, materials as well as living facilities. PA&E provided the labor, organization, and management [33]. They also provided for pest eradication, a job that had typically remained within the Army's range of duties [34].

PA&E was also responsible for organizing the labor to build the CIA's newly designed interrogation chambers in each of South Vietnam's 44 provinces. These new buildings provided the South Vietnam government with the internal security they needed to carry out the Province Interrogation Program through out the villages and towns across Southern Vietnam. The 44 CIA officers in charge of each province served as the foundation for the Phoenix Program carried out by the CIA and US military against the civilians of Southern Vietnam. The newly designed buildings were created for the sole purpose of detaining and questioning suspects for information on any possible activities by the VietCong. Some of the regional centers were large enough to hold up to three hundred prisoners and were the sites of many highly questionable and illegal techniques [35][36][37][38]


PAE Group Worldwide

Corporate Headquarters

PAE Group
888 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles
CA, 90017
213-593-3200 Voice
213-481-7189 Fax

PAE Government Services, Inc. Worldwide

Corporate Headquarters

PAE Government Services, Inc.
888 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles
CA, 90017
213-593-3200 Voice
213-481-7189 Fax

Washington DC Office

PAE Government Services, Inc.
1601 N. Kent Street
Suite 900
VA, 22209
703-243-6464 Voice
703-243-5607 Fax

Germany Office

PAE Technical Serivces GmbH
Kurhessenstr, 1
64546 Moerfelden-Walldorf
011-49-6105-91110 Voice
011-49-6105-33069 Fax

Italy Office

PAE Aviation Management
Via Corona Boreale, 86
00054 Fiumicino, RM Italy
011-39-06-6500-2431 Voice
011-39-06-6500-2431 Fax

Japan Office

PAE Government Services, Inc.
Halifax Shiba Building, 6/7th Floors
3-10 Shiba Koen 1-chome, Minato-ku011
Tokyo, Japan 105-0011
011-81-3-3436-0591 Voice
011-81-3-3436-0889 Fax

Korea Office

PAE Korea Limited
606 Ilshin Bldg.
541 Dowha 2 dong
Mapo gu
Seoul, Korea 121-701
011-82-2-714-4871 Voice
011-82-2-3272-9309 Fax

PAE Japan Operations

PAE Design & Facility Management
Halifax Shiba Building, 6/7th Floors
3-10 Shiba Koen 1-chome, Minato-ku011
Tokyo, Japan 105-0011
011-81-3-3436-0591 Voice
011-81-3-3436-0889 Fax

Colliers Halifax Real Estate Consulting
Halifax Building 8F
16-26, Roppongi 3-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
03-5563-2111 Voice
03-5563-2100 Fax
Note: when calling Tokyo from outside of Japan, replace (03) with (813)

PAE South Asia Pacific Operations

PAE Singapore Pte. Ltd.
1 Scotts Road, No. 19-01. Shaw Centre
Republic of Singapore 228208
011-65-737-3600 Voice
011-65-235-8460 Fax

PAE (New Zealand) Limited
Pretoria House
P20 Pretoria Street
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
011-64-4-570-0560 Voice
011-64-4-570-0564 Fax

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