The Center

Established in Honolulu on September 4, 1995, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense institution that provides a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Pacific gather to address regional and global security issues and enhance security cooperation through programs of executive education, professional exchange, and building relationships of trust and confidence.


A free, prosperous Indo-Pacific promoting collaborative, inclusive security..


DKI APCSS builds resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Guiding Principles

  • Transparency: Foster an environment that encourages open and honest communication and processes.
  • Mutual Respect: Value perspectives that are different from our own.
  • Inclusion: Seek to involve the broadest range of stakeholders and ideas.

Latest News

Orientation Course Name Change

August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

With the new fiscal year the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, also known as APOC, will be changing its name to the “Indo-Pacific Orientation Course,” or “IPOC.“ Why this change? In May 2018, then Secretary of Defense [...]

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A Department of Defense institution where military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Asia-Pacific gather to address security issues and enhance security cooperation through courses, workshops, dialogues, and related programs.
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