HONOLULU – Today, 24 military officers and civilian leaders graduated from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Junior Executive Course” in Honolulu. The participants attending this four-week course were from the U.S. and Australia.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense regional study, conference and research center. The Center’s mission is to provide a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from Asia-Pacific nations gather to enhance security cooperation through executive education, professional exchange, and policy-relevant research.

The Junior Executive Course is designed to provide mid-level Asia-Pacific specialists with graduate level instruction on trends and current issues shaping the Asia-Pacific security environment. The course focuses on U.S. policy and provides an introduction to culture, politics, protocols and challenges in key countries in the region.

To date, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies has had more than 2,400 Fellows, from around the world; attend the courses at the Center. The Center has also hosted, or co-hosted, 105 conferences with nearly 6,500 participants from 66 countries.