APCSS Director Leaf Extended 2 Years

On September 18, 2014, in Faculty, Staff, by APCSS Editor

APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf photoRetired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf  will continue to serve as the Director of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies January 2017 after recently being approved for an extension.

In a memo to Center staff he stated: “I’m honored to have another two years to work with all of you, changing the world as we go.”

Leaf has served as Director of APCSS, a U.S. Department of Defense Institute that addresses regional and global security issues, since January 2012. The two-year extension was approved by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with concurrence from U.S. Pacific Command  and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency . DoD policy allows for individuals to serve as director of a Regional Center for three years with up to two additional two-year extensions for a maximum of seven years.

One of DoD’s five regional security studies centers , APCSS’ mission is to build capacities and communities of interest by educating, connecting and empowering security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security. Since opening in 1995, the Center has had more than 9,000 alumni representing over 122 countries and territories attend APCSS courses and workshops.

 

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