Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC)

The Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) provides an executive education experience for mid-career to senior-level security practitioners to enhance their ability to engage in cooperative security efforts advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.  IPOC offers a unique opportunity for security practitioners with an extraordinary range of professional experience, levels of education and perspectives to engage intensively on regional security issues.

Plenary presentations during the course highlight the role played by good governance, cooperation, and the rules-based order in promoting traditional military security, economic security, cyber security, maritime security, and climate security, among other spheres.  Those plenary presentations are augmented with daily small seminar sessions that consolidate learning, elicit diverse perspectives and promote critical thinking and analysis among fellows.

DKI APCSS encourages all fellows to attend IPOC in person to maximize the informal interaction that augments the curriculum and fosters long-term connections.  We do recognize that some fellows cannot make the trip to Honolulu.  For this reason, DKI APCSS has developed a highly effective system for integrating virtual fellows into IPOC. Incorporating virtual fellows allows us to bring together a mix of in-resident and online fellows in a seamless environment for shared learning.

  • MASL: SAP0004
  • Eligibility: mid-, senior- and executive-grade U.S. and international military and civilian official officials (O4-O8, GS12-GS15, SES, and equivalents)
  • Duration: 1-week
  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate and Alumni Status.
  • IPOC is tuition-free. Fellows or sending organizations are responsible for travel, lodging, per diem and other incidental costs.
IPOC 22-2 detailed information and agenda

IPOC 22-2 Gives U.S. Security Practitioners New Perspective

Throughout the week, lectures from Center faculty shed light on the factors contributing to the Indo-Pacific's dynamic security environment. The Fellows received a comprehensive overview of the Indo-Pacific's sub-regions. The lectures also covered good governance, cooperation, rules-based order, and the various security spheres (traditional military security, economic security, cyber security, maritime security, and climate security).