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.

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 [...]

B. Seth Bailey

By |2022-09-13T14:56:38-10:00September 7th, 2022|Tags: , |

Seth Bailey joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 as the Department of State’s Senior Diplomatic Fellow. He has spent the bulk of his State Department career focused on political issues in China.  Prior to joining the faculty at APCSS, Mr. Bailey served as the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Beijing from 2019-2022, where he led negotiations with the PRC. In Washington, Mr. Bailey served as the Internal Unit Chief and Acting Deputy Director of the China Desk from 2015-2017.  Before that, he was the Co-Chair of the China Task [...]

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 [...]

Steven D. Stowers

By |2022-07-22T15:20:44-10:00July 22nd, 2022|Tags: , , |

Commander Steven Stowers came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2022 following his Executive Officer tour with U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far East (FEACT) at Yokota Air Base, Tokyo, Japan. He was the principal advisor to the Commanding Officer and was the alternate in performing a wide range of federal authorizations to include Officer-in-Charge of Marine Inspections. Maintaining the Coast Guard’s largest area of responsibility, Activities Far East oversees port security and marine safety operations spanning 43 countries from the Hawaiian Islands to the India/Pakistan border and as far south as [...]

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 [...]

International Fellows from the U.S. Army War College Visit the Center

By |2022-08-18T10:22:53-10:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Alumni, DKI APCSS, news, Alumni-kiosk|Tags: , , |

On April 1, 2022, DKI APCSS hosted 40 international officers from the U.S Army War College’s International Fellows Program. Ranging from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, the Fellows were hand-selected from the Chief of Staff of the Army to participate in a 10-month, in-resident course at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For the last seven months, the Fellows have studied the role of land power, as part of a unified, joint or combined force, in support of the U.S. national military strategy. Their visit to Hawaii provided an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various Indo-Pacific organizations who are available to partner with their militaries and countries.  In addition to DKI APCSS, the Fellows visited the Indo-Pacific Command, the U.S. Army Pacific Command, and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management.

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