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:  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inez Miyamoto

By |2022-07-19T14:02:51-10:00October 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. Inez Miyamoto joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019.Prior to joining the DKI APCSS, Dr. Miyamoto was a special agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she led cyber investigative teams responding to a wide variety of crimes (i.e., intrusions, fraud, child pornography, intellectual property rights, and counterintelligence) and conducted strategic planning, risk analysis and compliance while at FBI Headquarters.Dr. Miyamoto holds CISSP and GSEC certifications and is a FBI National Academy (266) graduate. She was awarded with the following: Ph.D. Engineering Management, George Washington University; Ed.D. Education, University [...]

Elizabeth Kunce

By |2023-10-20T09:46:51-10:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Elizabeth Kunce joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2019. Dr. Kunce has supported the DKI APCSS crisis management portfolio. She has also served as co-lead with Dr. Miyamoto on a multi-year effort to build an integrated network of practitioners to understand the risks and harms arising in the digital information environment. Dr. Kunce’s current focus of efforts is directed toward the development of concepts for societal resilience from the cognitive to community level. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with the United States Department of Defense (US DoD) in civil-military coordination, training, [...]

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