Lucas Crouch

By |2023-07-25T15:42:02-10:00July 18th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Lucas Crouch joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023 as a Military Professor in the College of Security Studies after ​embedding with the Japan Air Self Defense Force 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron as a C-130H Exchange Pilot and Officer under the Military Personnel Exchange Program Indo-Pacific, Secretary of the Air Force-International Affairs. This was a selectively manned, bilingual position responsible for integration with the Japan Self-Defense Force, providing guidance and expertise in the tactical employment of the C-130H. He is an Indo-Pacific-focused Foreign Area Officer, fluent in Japanese.​ Prior to his exchange assignment and becoming a [...]

Takashi Okamoto

By |2023-10-20T11:24:26-10:00July 18th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Takashi Okamoto joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2023 as the College Operations Officer.  Major Takashi Okamoto is a native of Fujisawa, Japan, and he entered the Marine Corps in 2008 via Platoon Leader’s Course after becoming a United States citizen. Before joining the Marine Corps, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and worked as an Intellectual Property Consultant. After commissioning in March 2008, Major Okamoto was designated as Logistics Officer. In this capacity, Major Okamoto deployed [...]

The 67th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program

By |2023-05-09T10:48:32-10:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: Faculty, DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security honored five individuals and one team at the 2023 Honolulu Pacific Federal Executive Awards ceremony. The 67th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program and EXPO took place on May 5, 2023. This year DKI APCSS awardees are: Federal Employee of the Year (Leader, Supervisor, Manager):  Doris Dyogi – Regional Engagement Operations Coordinator Federal Employee of the Year (Professional, Administrative, Technical):  Merrick Lambaco – Budget Analyst Federal Employee of the Year (Clerical and Assistant):  Catrina Manabe – Lead, Human Resources Specialist Mentor of the Year:  Richard Vuylsteke – Professor Exceptional Community Service:  [...]

Brent A. Feller

By |2023-07-18T09:47:56-10:00February 14th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Brent Feller joined the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2023 as a Military Professor in the College of Security Studies after a posting at Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces as a Country Director focused on Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and Brunei. He is an Indo-Pacific focused Foreign Area Officer with a specialty in Southeast Asia. Prior to becoming a Foreign Area Officer, Major Feller was a Nuclear Operations Officer at Minot Air Force Base with experience as a Combat Crew Commander, Evaluator, and Planner. He was selected to be an instructor at 392d Training Squadron, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Matt Tweed

By |2023-09-12T15:15:43-10:00June 4th, 2021|Tags: , |

Major Matt Tweed joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in May of 2021 and currently serves as a Military Professor. He was most previously posted at III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), as the Oceania Desk Officer in Okinawa, Japan. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Regional Affairs Officer – Northeast Asia and has over nine years of continuous operational experience in the Indo-Pacific region. A prior-enlisted Air / Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) Marine and currently an Infantry Officer by trade, Major Tweed has led at the Team, Platoon, and Company level, comprising both [...]

Sebastian Kevany

By |2022-07-19T13:53:32-10:00February 2nd, 2021|Tags: , |

Dr. Sebastian “Bass” Kevany joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in January 2021. He is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, and global public health. Within these realms, he has gained extensive experience in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; cost-effectiveness analysis; diplomacy; national and international security; conflict resolution; and the use of global health engagement as a means of preventing or resolving international conflict.Dr. Kevany has also gained extensive field work via 100+ missions to the Middle East and Northern Africa; Oceania; the South Pacific; and [...]

Timothy Buehrer

By |2022-07-20T14:03:11-10:00December 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

Dr. Timothy Buehrer joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020. Dr. Buehrer has over 30 years’ experience as an economist and a lawyer advising governments and other organizations in Southeast Asia, Micronesia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. Over his career Dr. Buehrer has organized and taught in well over one hundred training events for government officials and supported efforts of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency of International Development to promote stronger linkages between the U.S. and the countries where he was working. For over [...]

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