Esther Kim

By |2022-10-17T11:55:37-10:00September 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Major Esther Kim joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2022 as a military fellow. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Major Kim was the Director of Operations of the 744th Communications Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, MD, where she led a diverse team providing communications support to the Air Force District of Washington and associated organizations throughout the National Capital Region. Major Kim is a 2011 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.  She was awarded a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management and Cybersecurity from Colorado State [...]

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 [...]

Wade Turvold

By |2022-07-19T15:15:05-10:00July 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Wade Turvold joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2019 after a 30 year career in the U.S. Navy. He was privileged to serve in two educational assignments during this time, as the U.S. Navy Senior Service Representative and Director National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, and the U.S. Navy Exchange Directing Staff at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham, England.He served as a Naval Flight Officer during his career and has extensive experience flying P-3C and P-8A aircraft. Mr. Turvold commanded Patrol Squadron FOUR in [...]

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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