APOC 12-1 Group PhotoThe increasingly popular Asia-Pacific Orientation Course is bringing more participants through the doors of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies with the passing of each class.

This week 118 Fellows completed the one-week course. It is the largest class in APCSS history.  Of the 118 Fellows, 19 were international Fellows who came from as far away as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan. The majority of Fellows were from U.S. Pacific Command and other on island major component commands as well as the U.S. Coast Guard, USAID, and U.S. Strategic Command.

The course provides an introduction to Asia-Pacific culture, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The next APOC will be held in Washington, D.C.in April.

For more information on this course please go to:  https://apcss.org/college/