Matthew R. Kent

By |2022-10-17T11:56:28-10:00October 11th, 2022|Tags: |

Colonel Matthew Kent came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2022 following his three-year tour as the Chief of the Liaison Affairs Section at the American Institute in Taiwan-Taipei. In 1996, Col. Kent was commissioned  as an Army Infantry officer. Upon completion of training, he served a tour in the 1-506th Infantry Battalion located in Korea and as a Basic Training Executive Officer (XO) in 2-54th Infantry Battalion and then later with 3-47th Infantry Battalion both located at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 2001, COL Kent completed Special Forces training and served as [...]

Afua O. Boahema-Lee

By |2022-10-17T11:49:27-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Major Afua O. Boahema-Lee joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 as a military fellow. Major Boahema-Lee was born in Atlanta, GA, raised in Ghana, West Africa and is fluent in Twi. Major Boahema-Lee enlisted in 2004 in the United States Army Reserve as a 92G Food Specialist and later commissioned in 2009 into the Army Reserve as a Medical Service Corps Officer. Upon commissioning, Major Boahema-Lee was assigned as a recruiter with Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. Her key assignments include Healthcare Administrator with the 7233rd Medical Support Unit, Tuskegee, [...]

Tony W. Smith

By |2022-09-09T10:34:57-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Major Tony Smith joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2022 as a part of the United States Army’s Broadening Opportunity Program. Maj. Smith arrived following graduation from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island with a focus on Asia-Pacific affairs. Originally from Newport, Kentucky he entered the Army in 2009 and received his commission from Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia in 2010. Maj. Smith is a graduate of the Quartermaster Basic Officer Leadership Course in Fort Lee, Virginia.  He transitioned to Civil Affairs in 2011 and graduated from the Army [...]

Jacqueline L. Hearne

By |2022-10-17T11:51:34-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Jacqueline L. Hearne joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Military Professor in July 2022. Lieutenant Colonel Hearne received her commission in 2002 from Furman University. She began her Army career as an Aviation Officer before transitioning to duty as a Foreign Area Officer in 2011. As an Aviation Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Hearne served and deployed as a C-12 pilot-in-command and staff officer in aviation-related Military Intelligence Battalions, including 15th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) and Task Force ODIN, both in Fort Hood, Texas. Lieutenant Colonel Hearne’s last Aviation assignment was as Delta [...]

Tia Ahlf

By |2022-10-17T11:48:54-10:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Major Tia Ahlf joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June  2022 as a Military Fellow after a two-year assignment as the Commander, 92d Logistics  Readiness Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. She is a U.S Air Force  Logistics Officer and has operational experience in the Indo-Pacific region, with extensive  in-country experience in Japan, and Singapore partnered with their respective militaries. As a Logistics Officer Major Ahlf has led at the Flight, Squadron, and MAJCOM level. She  has experience in developing and implementing MAJCOM and COCOM level strategic  initiatives. Major Ahlf has [...]

Jon Warr

By |2022-10-17T11:53:51-10:00September 7th, 2022|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Warr joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 as an Army War College Fellow following assignment at United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC). A graduate from the University of Southern California, Lieutenant Colonel Warr received his commission through the Reserved Officer Training Corps program in May of 2000. Following graduation, he completed flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, qualified as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter Pilot. His operational aviation assignments included the 1-82nd Aviation Regiment and 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 4th Squadron, [...]

Richard R. Vuylsteke

By |2022-07-20T14:03:44-10:00July 20th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies as a Professor on the faculty in January 2022 after serving five years in Honolulu as President of the East-West Center. During his career, he has worked in seven different professional sectors: military, academia, think tanks, government, international journalism, editing and publishing, and business organization and not-for-profit NGO leadership. Before returning to Hawaii in 2017, he spent 30 years working in Asia, the last 18 years as President of American Chambers of Commerce, first in Taiwan and then in Hong Kong. He has wide [...]

Kristina L. Richardson

By |2022-07-19T15:06:14-10:00September 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Colonel Kristina L. Richardson joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security in July 2021 as a Senior Service College Military Fellow.  A native of Southern California, Col.Richardson entered the Army in 1995 as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  She graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1999, making her the first in her family to graduate from college and commission into the Army.Col. Richardson has served most of her Army career as a combat helicopter pilot flying the UH60 Blackhawk and UH72 Lakota helicopters.  She transitioned later in her military career [...]

Howard C. Eyth

By |2022-07-19T13:48:06-10:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Eyth joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2020 as a military faculty member after a three-year posting as the U.S. Marine Attaché to Singapore.  He is a U.S. Marine Corps Foreign Area Officer – Western Europe, and Regional Affairs Officer – Southeast Asia by experience, having lived, studied, and worked for 18 years in Europe, and 18 more years in the Indo-Pacific region.  He brings extensive experience in Europe and Asia Security, Defense Diplomacy, Security Cooperation, Contingency and Crisis Response Planning and Execution, Defense Requirements Generation and Resource Allocation.  Born and [...]

Srini Sitaraman

By |2022-07-19T15:09:00-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Srini Sitaraman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Asia Pacific Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Professor in December 2019. His focus at the DKIAPCSS is on the Indo-Pacific Security with a particular focus on South Asia, Regional Conflict, and India-China Relations. He is also interested in New Technologies & International Security, Internet and Digital Diplomacy, Nonproliferation, and the United Nations and International Law.Prior to arriving at the DKI APCSS, Dr. Sitaraman was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he directed the award-winning Model United Nations Program. He [...]

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