APOC 11-1 Group PhotoFellows from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States made up the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies largest class ever. The 113 Fellows included 82 military members and 31 civilians attended the “Asia-Pacific Orientation Course” which concluded today. 

This course provides an introduction to Asia-Pacific culture, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The curriculum examines:  Regional Perspectives, Treaty Alliance Partners & Security Challenges, Key Regional Players & Security Challenges, Regional Issues, and Transnational Challenges. Attention is given to both historical and emerging issues.   

 The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) is a U.S. Department of Defense executive education institution in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Center addresses regional and transnational security issues through in-resident courses, workshops, and research.  Its mission is to educate, connect and empower practitioners to advance security in the Asia-Pacific region.