David McElyea

By |2023-09-27T17:14:58-10:00September 27th, 2023|Tags: |

Professor David McElyea is a well-respected expert in the fields of maritime security cooperation, national security strategy, and economic security. He joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in October 2019 as a lecturer, bringing with him 25 years of experience in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and Foreign Area Officer. As a Foreign Area Officer, Professor McElyea gained extensive global experience in the field of maritime security cooperation, where he has advanced maritime cooperation and integration with partners and allies. He has served as a maritime advisor to several U.S. Navy [...]

Joshua P. Taylor

By |2023-09-27T12:23:04-10:00September 25th, 2023|Tags: |

Captain Joshua P. Taylor came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in December 2022 following his tour as South Asia Division Chief at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Captain Taylor is an Indo-Pacific Foreign Area Officer (FAO) native of Mahwah, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997, receiving a Bachelor of Science in History. He holds Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management from George Washington University and Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. He is a Naval War College and Joint/Combined Warfighting School graduate. He was a Federal Executive [...]

Henry Saito

By |2022-09-19T08:53:33-10:00September 19th, 2022|Tags: |

Captain Henry Saito joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2022 as a military faculty member. Captain Saito is a native of California and was commissioned in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He later transitioned duties to become an Indo-Pacific Foreign Area Officer and has spent over a decade supporting Asia-Pacific efforts. At sea, Captain Saito served on board USS Oldendorf (DD 972) as the Damage Control Assistant; USS Antietam (CG 54) as the Weapons and Combat Systems Officer; and at Destroyer Squadron 9 as the Assistant Training, Readiness, and Operations Officer.  [...]

Liam A. Connel

By |2022-10-17T11:50:54-10:00August 18th, 2022|Tags: |

Commander Liam Connel joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 following a tour as the legal advisor to the Director, Navy Staff in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. CDR Connel was born and raised in California and commissioned with the Navy as a Judge Advocate General in 2003. He served as legal assistance attorney, defense counsel, trial counsel, staff judge advocate, and officer in charge during his first three Navy tours in San Diego, California, Rota, Spain and Lemoore, California from 2004-2011. From 2011-2012 CDR Connel served at [...]

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro Speaks to the Fellows of CSC 22-2

By |2022-06-30T16:12:05-10:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: DKI APCSS, news|Tags: , , |

On Monday, June 13, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro spoke to the Fellows attending Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course 22-2 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. For Del Toro, the chance to engage with the diversity of international Fellows provided an invaluable opportunity to listen as the Fellows conveyed the pressing issues facing their respective countries. The Honorable Carlos Del Toro Secretary of the Navy Said Del Toro, “it is so important to put ourselves in their shoes to better understand the challenges they face so that we can understand how [...]

Celebrating the life of Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr.

By |2022-05-03T16:30:30-10:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty, College, news, featured|Tags: , , , |

Captain (ret.) Albert Shimkus Jr. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies celebrates the life of former professor and Navy Captain Albert Shimkus Jr. (April 6, 1945 - March 12, 2022). Born in Hopedale Massachusetts, he graduated from Hopedale High School in 1965 where he was a runner on the cross country team. After graduation, while the U.S. was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in seminary. He left the seminary and lost his 4D Deferment Status and quickly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1967, he deployed to Bien Hoa Air Force [...]

Ships Become Dangerous Places During a Pandemic

By |2020-05-05T15:45:10-10:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Turvold, McMullin|Tags: , , |

“Ships Become Dangerous Places During a Pandemic” is a new paper authored by Wade Turvold and Jim McMullin for Security Nexus. In this paper, they illustrate the difficulties of life aboard ocean-going vessels and cite historic cases of how onboard ventilation systems and close-quarters living conditions have contributed to the spread of contagious diseases, including COVID-19. Excerpt: “Due to their unique features, ships become particularly dangerous places during times of pandemic. The outbreaks in the USS Leviathan and the MV Diamond Princess both point to the same lesson. Ships with their characteristically crowded conditions, small spaces, and poor ventilation increase the transmission [...]

The Rise of the Small Boats is the latest DKI APCSS Analytical Report

By |2019-10-24T10:11:31-10:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: College, Faculty Articles, Carter, news|Tags: , , , , |

How terrorists use the sea is the topic of the latest analytical report by Lt. Col. Alex Carter, U.S. Army, and DKI APCSS alumnus Captain Damian Fernando, Sri Lankan Navy. In their paper, Carter and Fernando share the case study of how Sri Lankan has dealt with this maritime challenge.  Looking back to Sri Lanka’s civil war, their navy developed the Small Boat program to combat LTTE Sea Tigers.  Special Boat Squadrons were used to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance inside LTTE-held territories.  Rapid Action Boat Squadrons then began using swarm tactics to engage in combat operations. According to the authors, “A [...]

Peter A. Gumataotao

By |2022-07-19T15:22:14-10:00February 9th, 2018|Tags: , |

Rear Admiral (Ret) Pete Gumataotao is a native of Guam and currently serving as the Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned his Master of Arts degree in National Security Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1994.Pete has extensive experience operating globally during 37 years of active duty service, including eight years as a U.S. Navy flag officer. In addition to undertaking eleven deployments conducting defense and security exercises, he served in senior leadership positions to include command-at-sea on [...]

Carleton R. Cramer

By |2023-10-27T16:14:11-10:00March 22nd, 2010|Tags: , |

Carleton R. Cramer joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2004 as a military faculty member.  In 2007, Mr. Cramer retired from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy.  During 2007 he served as a civilian faculty member focusing on international law, counter terrorism and maritime security.  In August 2013, he assumed his current position as Dean, College of Security Studies. Mr. Cramer completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with majors in history and political science and a minor in economics.  In 1982, he earned his Juris [...]

Go to Top