Michael B. Dorschner

By |2019-09-09T14:01:47-10:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dorschner joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2019 as a military faculty member. As a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, he brings experience from living, studying, and working in a variety of positions around the Indo-Pacific region, with specific expertise in Northeast Asian security, Chinese relations, and security cooperation throughout Southeast Asia. Lt. Col. Dorschner’s previous assignment was in Mongolia, where he served two years as the U.S. Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.  Prior to that he spent three years as the [...]

Armenio G. Salaguinto

By |2019-09-19T09:31:23-10:00August 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Major Armenio Salaguinto joined Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2019 following his tour with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1999 and served as a Reconnaissance Marine with 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. In 2005, he served as a team member of 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, he was commissioned and assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment. In 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF) and served as a [...]

John Hemmings

By |2020-03-25T16:58:25-10:00August 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

Dr. John Hemmings,  joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2019.  His areas of focus at DKI APCSS are Northeast Asian security, Japanese defence policy, the Indo-Pacific concept, alliance theory, and US alliances. He takes a special interest in 5G and national security. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. Hemmings was the founding Director of the Asia Studies Centre and Deputy Research Director at the Henry Jackson Society, a trans-Atlantic think tank in London. During this time, he regularly briefed multiple government departments and agencies, including the UK Cabinet Office, the [...]

Ben Crowell

By |2019-07-09T10:16:02-10:00July 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowell joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as a Military Fellow in May of 2019. His area of focus at DKI APCSS is strategic policy for maritime security and security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region for the United States Coast Guard. His professional interests are maritime security operations, and maritime terrorism. Lieutenant Commander Crowell was commissioned in the United States Coast Guard in 2005. He was assigned to the Northeastern United States where he served as a maritime law enforcement officer, and search and rescue coordinator. In 2007 he was assigned to [...]

Wade Turvold

By |2020-05-05T16:27:59-10:00July 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Wade Turvold joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2019 after a 30 year career in the U.S. Navy. He was privileged to serve in two educational assignments during this time, as the U.S. Navy Senior Service Representative and Director National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, and the U.S. Navy Exchange Directing Staff at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham, England. He served as a Naval Flight Officer during his career and has extensive experience flying P-3C and P-8A aircraft. Mr. Turvold commanded Patrol Squadron [...]

Kimberly B. McCann

By |2019-05-01T14:39:49-10:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Captain McCann joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2019 as a Military Professor. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Captain McCann graduated in 1998 with a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and School of Law and is a member of the Texas Bar. She was commissioned in 1999 and shortly thereafter completed the Basic Lawyer Class at Naval Justice School. In 2017, she earned a Master of Laws in National Security Law (with distinction) from Georgetown University Law Center. Captain McCann’s staff and operational experience includes Staff Judge [...]

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca

By |2020-06-11T18:10:25-10:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca, US Army Special Forces (Retired), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2019. Prior to his arrival at the Center, Lumpy served for over twenty years on Active Duty in various positions throughout the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) community with primary emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region. He commanded Green Berets at the A-Team and B-Team levels, and held various other positions within the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). At Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC), he served in the SOJ5 (Policy & Plans) and SOJ3 (Operations) directorates. In combat, [...]

Jim Mcmullin

By |2020-05-05T16:30:22-10:00January 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Captain Jim McMullin, a Naval Foreign Area Officer (FAO), came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in December 2018 to serve as a Military Professor with a focus on Maritime Security Cooperation. CAPT McMullin began his military career when he was commissioned to be a Submarine Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy in May 1995. He is a graduate of several military and specialty schools including: Naval Nuclear Power School, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Naval Submarine School, Naval Diving & Salvage Training Center, Naval War College (non-resident), Joint Forces Staff College, and the Defense Language [...]

Sungmin Cho

By |2020-05-04T12:41:50-10:00October 29th, 2018|Tags: , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in August 2018. His area of research interests covers China-Korean Peninsula relations, North Korea’s nuclear program, Korean unification, and the US alliance in East Asia. Dr. Cho also closely follows the domestic politics of China, Taiwan, and North Korea. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Dr. Cho was a lecturer for the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University from 2016 to 2018, where he taught on a range of subjects including the domestic politics of China and the politics of nuclear weapons in East [...]

Elina Noor

By |2019-09-12T08:58:32-10:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: , |

Elina Noor joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in April 2018.  Her areas of focus at DKI APCSS are international security and cyberspace; countering violent extremism; and Southeast Asia. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, she spent most of her career at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she last served as Director, Foreign Policy & Security Studies. While there, she worked closely with the Malaysian and other governments on a range of strategic and regional issues, including the Malaysian Cabinet-mandated national interest analysis on the Trans-Pacific [...]