Eric J. Dahlmann

By |2023-09-18T15:59:47-10:00September 18th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Eric Dahlmann arrived as a Military Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2023. Major Dahlmann is a special operations pilot with over 1,700 flight hours, including over 270 combat hours. He has conducted counterterrorism, hostage rescue, direct action, and other special operations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He most recently served at Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in Hurlburt Field, FL, as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander and the Chief of Senior Leader Management. In those capacities, he was the most trusted agent and advisor to the [...]

Robert W. Gramling

By |2023-09-18T15:49:38-10:00September 18th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Lt. Col. Gramling joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2023 as a military fellow from the U.S. Air Force’s Air University. Prior to his arrival, Lt. Col. Gramling was commander of the 690TH Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam. In this capacity, he led 119 military and civilian personnel in the execution of Department of Defense Information Network Operations and Defensive Cyberspace Operations, supporting 850,000 global users on unclassified and classified Air Force networks. Lt. Col. Gramling received his U.S. Air Force commission and a bachelor’s degree in [...]

Yvonne C. Yang

By |2023-07-31T16:52:47-10:00July 31st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Cmdr. Yvonne Yang joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2023 as a Military Fellow. Prior to that, she served as the Incident Management Division Chief at USCG Sector San Francisco, where she directly oversaw Marine Environmental Response efforts and was a Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator. Before that, she was stationed at the Coast Guard’s 17th District Headquarters in Juneau, Alaska, from 2016 to 2020 as the Domestic Fisheries Section Chief, managing the enforcement of U.S. and international fishery enforcement efforts, including the enforcement of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Within that [...]

Global Security Perspectives: CSC 23-2 Graduates Fellows from Over 35 Nations

By |2023-07-07T16:33:25-10:00July 7th, 2023|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news|Tags: , , , , , |

Fellows from over 35 nations recently graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) 23-2 course. Held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the program ran from May 24 to June 29, attracting mid-level military, government, and non-government professionals. Under the guidance of U.S. Navy Commander Liam Connel, who assumed the role of course manager, 104 fellows embarked on an educational journey designed to expand their knowledge and foster meaningful connections among the participants from diverse backgrounds. Commander Connel reflected on the course's achievements: "Our aim was to educate, connect, and empower, and I firmly [...]

Alumnus Erich Meier Jr. Completes Fellowship Project Focusing on Human Rights

By |2023-04-18T13:25:11-10:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: Alumni, news, Media|Tags: , , , |

Erich Meier Jr. graduated from the Comprehensive Security Cooperation (CSC) course in March of 2022. While he was eager to complete his Fellow’s Project on maritime security, he soon discovered that his project would have to change. After the course, Bangladesh officials notified him that his planned symposium on maritime security had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Determined not to give up on his Fellows Project, he created a new project to host a symposium on human rights during the early stages of detention. His project was titled "2nd Asia Pacific Police Colloquium." After approval from [...]

Conflict Scenarios Between the United States and China at Sea 

By |2023-03-02T13:33:38-10:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Faculty Articles, news, Turvold|Tags: , , |

Mr. Sanghoon Kim (CSC 22-1) completed his Fellows Project by publishing this volume to the Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy.    The volume “Conflict Scenarios Between the United States and China at Sea” was recently published on the KIMS website. It includes a concluding chapter by DKI APCSS’ Dean of Admissions and Business Operations Wade Turvold who wrote this chapter while serving as a faculty member at the Center. Read the volume online The views expressed in the volume are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government. [...]

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, [...]

Alumni Seminar Leaders Guide the Way for First-time Fellows

By |2022-11-29T08:28:49-10:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Courses, Alumni, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: |

For the Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-3, the Center invited alumnus Kathrine Lingan (CSC 22-1) and Adiyasuren Jamiyan (ASC 15-2) from Mongolia. The two would be the first-ever international Fellows invited as Alumni Seminar Leaders.

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 [...]

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