The third Asia-Pacific Orientation Course was held from July 23-27, 2007 with 63 Fellows from the U.S. Pacific Command, service component commands staff, and other key Asia-Pacific focused organizations in attendance. In addition, this was the first APOC course attended by international Fellows from Australia, Brunei, New Zealand and Singapore.
This course provided an introduction to Asia-Pacific security, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region. The curriculum broadly examined: Security Foundations, Regional Security Perspectives, Country Specific Issues, Transnational, Governance, Development, & Security Cooperation Issues. Attention was given to both historical and emerging issues.
The next course, that will be offered in September.