APCSS Courses

Orientation Course Name Change

By |2019-08-14T13:19:23-10:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Courses|

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 Mattis announced the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command to the U.S. Indo-Pacific command ‘in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific oceans.” According to DKI APCSS’ Carleton Cramer, Dean of the College of Security Studies “the name change of the APOC to IPOC reflects DKI APCSS’s adaptation to changing circumstances in the Indo-Pacific region.“ The Indo-Pacific Orientation course is a one-week course [...]

APOC 19-2 a ‘transformational experience’ for Fellows

By |2019-08-14T13:59:19-10:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alumni, College, Courses|Tags: |

APOC 19-2 Fellows hold discussions in Maluhia Hall. A total of 166 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 19-2 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The five-day course concluded on July 19. APOC is designed to build resilient capacity, shared understanding, and networked relationships among civilian and military practitioners and institutions to advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. The course offerings included lectures by subject matter experts on salient sub-regional security trends and dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region.  Additionally, Fellows had the opportunity to engage with Assistant Secretary [...]

Diversity of thought, experience highlight TSC 19-1

By |2019-07-25T08:47:20-10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: College, Courses|Tags: , , , |

Thirty-one senior leaders from 25 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 19-1 from May 19-24 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Maj. Alex Botardo. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen states’ [...]

DKI APCSS announces Alumni Awards

By |2019-05-30T16:17:25-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Courses|Tags: , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018!  The Center receives many nominations each year.  She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy.  Jennifer was chosen for this award based on the significance of her achievement and for the impact of this project, not only for Samoa, but also for the positive influence it had on other Oceania countries intent on creating their own national security policy.  Jennifer attended the five-week Advanced Security Cooperation [...]

DKI APCSS Employees recognized at the 63rd Federal Executive Board awards ceremony

By |2019-05-07T14:45:00-10:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Courses|

Five employees and one departmental team of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies were honored May 3 at the 63rd Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board Excellence in Federal Government Awards ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Officer’s club. DKI APCSS Director Pete Gumataotao and Deputy Director Jim Hirai were on hand to congratulate and support their team. “Attending the FEB Awards last week, was a total inspiration for me,” explained Director Gumataotao. “Firstly, it underscores the talent and commitment by our people working tirelessly to make a positive difference. Congratulations to all the 2019 FEB Awardees and [...]

CCM 19-1 concludes with 101 new Alumni!

By |2019-03-19T11:21:36-10:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Courses|Tags: , , , , |

One hundred and one Fellows from 36 locations completed the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 19-1) held at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) from Feb. 7 to March 13. Managing crises involves a host of government and non-government actors, the military, the private sector, and affected populations that are often ethnically, politically and culturally diverse. Crises can be overwhelmingly complex due to myriad contributing factors, such as increased threat, urgency and uncertainty, interconnected processes, diverse stakeholder motivations, resource scarcity and inability to cope. The involvement of multiple ministries, national actors and foreign aid can make [...]

CCM 19-1 Fellows Visit to US Coast Guard to Discuss Maritime Crisis Management

By |2019-03-13T11:32:31-10:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Cole, College, Courses|Tags: |

By Lt. Cmdr. Leah Cole, USCG On March 1, US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and USCGC WALNUT hosted Fellows from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, currently completing a five Week Comprehensive Crisis Management course, graduating on March 13, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, who serves as the Captain of the Port of Honolulu as well as the main prevention and response provider for maritime crisis management across the State of Hawaii and all US Flagged Pacific territories, detailed the multi-mission, inter-agency partnerships that Sector Honolulu prioritizes and leverages on a daily basis for contingency response. DKI APCSS [...]

161 Fellows complete the final APOC of 2018

By |2019-01-14T14:42:48-10:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: College, Courses|

A total of 161 U.S. and international Fellows participated in the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) 18-3 at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu. The four-day course concluded on Dec. 7. APOC is designed to provide an overview of regional states and trends in the security, economy, politics, defense, and information arenas. Faculty members address these areas in the context of the major sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. The class, normally geared towards U.S. Fellows, had a ratio of 84 percent U.S. and 16 percent international. Fellows were predominately military with 69 percent [...]

Unique perspectives, richness of discussion highlight TSC 18-2

By |2018-11-28T14:34:51-10:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Courses|

Twenty-seven senior leaders from 23 locations participated in the Transnational Security Cooperation course (TSC) 18-2 from Nov. 4-9 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The course manager was Dr. Scott Hauger and the course coordinator was Prof. Elina Noor. The course is offered twice a year to senior security practitioners from the whole-of-government and society at the vice-minister, ambassador, and senior military officer (one- to four-star rank) level.  It aims to enhance awareness of transnational security issues within the complex environments they occur; explore collaborative policies to address transnational security challenges; identify opportunities to strengthen [...]

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