Jennifer Matthews

By |2023-08-21T09:39:10-10:00August 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Major Jennifer “Maggie” Matthews joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2023 as a military fellow following her tour at the Pentagon, where she served as the Military Assistant to the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, she entered the U.S. Air Force in 2009 and reported to her first duty assignment in Misawa, Japan, where she served as the Deputy Commander for the Community Services Flight, the Officer-in-Charge for Civilian Personnel and finished her tour as the Deputy Commander for the Airman and Family [...]

Celebrating the life of Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr.

By |2022-05-03T16:30:30-10:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , |

Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrates the life of former professor and Navy Captain Albert Shimkus Jr. (April 6, 1945 - March 12, 2022). Born in Hopedale Massachusetts, he graduated from Hopedale High School in 1965 where he was a runner on the cross country team. After graduation, while the U.S. was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in seminary. He left the seminary and lost his 4D Deferment Status and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, he deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force [...]

Alex S. Botardo

By |2019-07-02T15:54:59-10:00August 29th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Major Botardo is currently assigned to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI-APCSS) as USINDOPACOM Foreign Area Officer, with a regional focus in Southeast Asia. He joined DKI-APCSS in August 2017 as a Military Professor and College Operations Officer. Prior to joining DKI-APCSS, Maj Botardo was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California studying Southeast Asia regional security studies under the Air Force International Affairs Officer Deliberate Development Program. Maj Botardo is also a career Cyberspace Operations Officer. From 2004 to 2008, he served many positions at the Headquarters US Air Forces Europe, Directorate [...]

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