Exceptional DKI APCSS Employees Recognized at Prestigious Annual Federal Executive Board Ceremony

By |2019-05-03T16:20:41-10:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: College, Staff|

Team Excellence - Information Systems Department (ISD) - Daniel Park accepted the award on behalf of his team Federal Supervisor of the Year - Mary R. Gokey, Chief, Human Resources Department Federal Employee of he Year (Professional, Administrative, Technical) - Raelyn Brett, Transportation Assistant (OA), Resource Management Department Federal Employee of the Year (Clerical and Assistant) - Ximena "Nelly" Williams, Regional Engagement Operations Assistant Exceptional Community Service - Massaih Ali, Management and Program Analyst, College of Security Studies Mentor of the Year - Cmdr. Kristopher Robinson, College Operations Officer, [...]

New Director for Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Named

By |2018-01-25T10:48:21-10:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Staff|

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao HONOLULU –The Department of Defense has approved the selection of retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao to be the director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), a Department of Defense organization dedicated to advancing security cooperation in the region. A native of Guam, Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao joined the Navy in 1976 and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island. He is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned his Master of Arts in Strategic Studies [...]

DKI APCSS Employees Recognized at Federal Executive Board Awards

By |2017-05-05T18:03:55-10:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: College, Staff|

The DKI APCSS award recipients pose for a group photo with Deputy Director Hirai and staff after the ceremony. Twelve Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies employees were recognized for Excellence in Federal Government service at the 2017 Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board (FEB) Awards ceremony at the Hickam Officers Club, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Friday. Lt. Cmdr. Robin Taylor receives her Team Excellence award. The “Team Excellence” honors went to the DKI APCSS Budget and Supply Division with the Lt. Cmdr Robin Taylor, USN accepting the award for the team. Last year, while successfully implementing [...]

Leaving a lasting impression at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

By |2017-01-13T18:00:10-10:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Courses, Faculty, Staff|

Commander, U. S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., presents departing DKI APCSS Director retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf with a nomination for the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service award. The award highlights Leaf’s leadership, through which “he expanded DKI APCSS’ influence in Indo-Asia-Pacific security and led an engagement with Burma’s emerging democracy as the lead organization for the Department of Defense. HONOLULU–Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf retired as the Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Friday with a ceremony highlighting his five years at the Center. During [...]

Director Leaf to Depart DKI APCSS at End of Term

By |2016-08-16T08:38:04-10:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, Staff|

DKI APCSS Director retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf announces his departure to his faculty and staff Aug. 10. HONOLULU--Retired U.S. Air Force Lt.Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf,  Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, has announced that he will be departing the Center at the end of his current term in in January 2017.  His last day in the office will be October 31, 2016. “I have loved my time as Director,” Leaf said.  “I think it is important to recognize that DKI APCSS is much bigger than who is ‘in charge,’ and a factor in [...]

TRILAT meeting held at DKI APCSS

By |2016-07-15T14:55:50-10:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Staff|

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden discusses the importance of theU.S.-Japan-Korea relationship during a high-level trilateral meeting July 14 At the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Participantsaddressed key foreign policy and security challenges in the region to include North Korea, the South China Sea and terrorism. Senior diplomatic officials from Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States met at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies July 14 to address key political and security issues of mutual concern in the Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden opened the event with remarks on the [...]

DKI APCSS Employees Honored at Federal Executive Board Event

By |2016-05-10T09:29:27-10:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: College, Staff|

The DKI APCSS team poses for a group photo. Eight Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies employees were recognized for Excellence in Federal Government service at the 2016 Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board (FEB) Awards ceremony at the Hickam Officers Club, JBPHH last Friday. The "Team Excellence" honors went to the DKI APCSS Travel Division, which is led by Cliff Johnson. The Travel Division processes more than 750 travel packages a year, for Fellows, staff, faculty and workshops, both in-house and in the region. They also manage passports, process visas and coordinate country clearances. Ms. Raelyn Brett accepted [...]

New foreign policy advisor arrives at DKI APCSS

By |2016-01-07T17:25:16-10:00October 21st, 2015|Categories: College, Staff|

HONOLULU – Brent Christensen is the newest foreign policy advisor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. He is only the second such advisor in the Center’s 20-year history, replacing retired Ambassador Charles Salmon, who left the Center in 2014 and he is the first active duty U.S. Foreign Service officer to serve in this position. Christensen will evaluate the Asia-Pacific region’s political and security environment, and leverage his observations to assist the Center’s leadership in designing and implementing outreach programs and courses.   His principal task is to help the Center evolve its academic programs to address the [...]

DKI APCSS plays key role in U.S. collaborative approach to Asia-Pacific stability

By |2015-10-08T09:21:58-10:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: College, Staff|

DKI APCSS building: Faculty and staff at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, located in Waikiki, has educated, empowered and connected nearly 10,000 U.S. and international security practitioners in the interest of building peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. HONOLULU – When Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., addressed a packed house at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Oct. 6, he noted that the Asia-Pacific security environment is “as complex as it’s ever been.” Fellow guest speaker and Department of Defense official Kelly Magsamen agreed. “The regional security [...]

DoD Center commemorates 20 years of peacebuilding, takes on name of Senator Inouye

By |2015-10-08T09:25:36-10:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: College, Staff|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies crafted this memorial to pay tribute to its founder and namesake the late U.S. Senator Inouye. The Center completed the display shortly before today’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Pictured left to right are President of the U.S.-Japan Council Irene Hirano Inouye (widow of Senator Inouye), Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., New Zealand Counsel-General for Hawaii Ambassador Robert Kaiwai (representing DKI APCSS alumni), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Kelly Magsamen, and DKI APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret) Dan Leaf. See Also: [...]

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