The Asia-Pacific Orientation Course was held from January 14-18, 2008 with 62 Fellows from the Pacific Command/component staff, and other key Asia-Pacific focused organizations in attendance.

This course provided an introduction to Asia-Pacific security, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The curriculum broadly examined: Security Foundations, Regional Security Perspectives, Country Specific Issues, Transnational, Governance, Development, & Security Cooperation Issues. Attention was given to both historical and emerging issues.