OpEd: A prescription to revive the Myanmar economy 

By |2024-01-30T15:12:26-10:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Faculty Articles, Byrd, news|Tags: , , , |

Approaching the third anniversary of its internal conflict, Myanmar is currently experiencing a precarious state of disarray within the military junta and its armed forces, teetering on the verge of collapse. Recent setbacks have dealt a severe blow to their morale. Major border trade cities and towns in the north and west have been lost to the anti-junta resistance coalition. The military's once-unquestioned tactical air superiority is now showing signs of degradation, marked by successive aircraft losses in the skies. 

Erin Williams

By |2023-09-27T15:39:59-10:00September 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Captain Erin Williams joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023 as a Military Professor. A native of Kansas, she joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1994 and is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2005. Her previous assignment was as Commanding Officer of Activities Far East in Tokyo, Japan, where she was responsible for securing the U.S. Marine Transportation System and strengthening global maritime governance in the Indo-Pacific via regulatory oversight [...]

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 [...]

Ryan Agee

By |2023-09-01T11:19:53-10:00September 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

Colonel Ryan Agee joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023. He continues his career in Special Operations and brings a unique background of joint service, combat experience, and irregular warfare campaigning to the center. Colonel Agee began his military service upon receipt of a commission in the United States Navy in 2001 and was assigned to the Aegis Cruiser USS Port Royal in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Soon after the attacks on September 11, 2001, he deployed with the USS Stennis Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning to homeport, Colonel Agee realized he [...]

Alexander S. Park

By |2023-08-30T16:47:49-10:00August 4th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Park joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2023, following his assignment as a Strategic Planner for the Army National Guard (ARNG) Strategic Plans and Policy Division at the National Guard Bureau. Lt. Col. Park is a Title 10 Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Army Strategist (FA59) Officer of ARNG. His military career began in May 2001 with the Republic of Korea Army. Lt. Col. Park completed his conscription service from May 2001 to July 2003, during which he served as an Operations noncommissioned officer of the United Nations Command Security Battalion - Join [...]

Matthew P. Leclair

By |2023-08-10T12:47:00-10:00August 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Colonel Matt Leclair’s military service began as an enlisted Ranger in the 1st Ranger Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment from 1994-1999, which he believes was the foundation for not only his military career but also his adult life. He received a Green-to-Gold scholarship and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, receiving a degree in Computer Science. He later earned a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Administration with a focus on strategic leadership.Col. Leclair attended Infantry Officer Basic Course in 2003 and was assigned to the 1/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division. There he served [...]

Jennifer Matthews

By |2023-08-21T09:39:10-10:00August 2nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Major Jennifer “Maggie” Matthews joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2023 as a military fellow following her tour at the Pentagon, where she served as the Military Assistant to the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, she entered the U.S. Air Force in 2009 and reported to her first duty assignment in Misawa, Japan, where she served as the Deputy Commander for the Community Services Flight, the Officer-in-Charge for Civilian Personnel and finished her tour as the Deputy Commander for the Airman and Family [...]

Yvonne C. Yang

By |2023-09-28T09:19:31-10:00July 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 time between [...]

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 [...]

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