Srini Sitaraman

By |2020-03-11T15:04:29-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Srini Sitaraman joined the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Asia Pacific Studies (DKI APCSS) as a Professor in December 2019. His focus at the DKIAPCSS is on the Indo-Pacific Security with a particular focus on South Asia, Regional Conflict, and India-China Relations. He is also interested in New Technologies & International Security, Internet and Digital Diplomacy, Nonproliferation, and the United Nations and International Law. Prior to arriving at the DKI APCSS, Dr. Sitaraman was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where he directed the award-winning Model United Nations [...]

Michael S. Bucher

By |2020-02-10T09:05:02-10:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Bucher joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in 2020 as a military faculty member. He is a U.S. Air Force Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific Region in the diplomatic corps and security cooperation enterprise. Lt. Col. Bucher was commissioned in 1995 and first served as an aircraft maintenance officer when he added the F-16 to his portfolio of previous work on T-38, F-15 and FB-111A aircraft. In 2000 he transitioned to be a mathematical analyst and joined the teaching faulty at the U.S. Air Force Academy [...]

Gene Richards

By |2019-10-18T08:19:23-10:00October 17th, 2019|Tags: , |

Colonel Gene Richards has served at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as Associate Dean for Operations, Senior Military Official and Senior Military Professor since 2019. Commissioned in the Army as a Combat Engineer Officer and later transitioning to duty as Foreign Area Officer, Colonel Richards has spent most of his military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region. As a combat engineer, he served in Hawaii and the Republic of Korea in heavy construction, mechanized and light engineer units, as well as on the staff of the U.S. Army Pacific. In 1995, he [...]

Anthony Brown

By |2019-09-26T13:04:36-10:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Major Anthony Brown joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June, 2018.  Major Brown is the Regional Engagement Operations Officer, Regional Engagement Operations Department at DKI APCSS, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Honolulu, Hawaii.  He is responsible for the planning, development and execution of logistical requirements for senior leader engagements with 45 Indo-pacific nations to include workshops, dialogues and visits. Major Brown was commissioned in 2006 through the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program as a graduate of Sonoma State University California.  As an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, he served in numerous [...]

Jeremy “JB” Brown

By |2019-09-05T16:35:16-10:00August 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Major Jeremy “JB” Brown is a native of Newnan, GA and currently serves as an Army Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of the Field Artillery in December, 2004 after graduating from the University of North Georgia. Upon completion of the FA Officer Basic Course, MAJ Brown was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment where he served as a Company Fire Support Officer.  Later, he served as the Battalion Ammunition Officer, Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 12th Field [...]

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 [...]

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca

By |2020-04-07T11:19:11-10:00March 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, [...]

Michael C. Burgoyne

By |2019-09-05T15:21:37-10:00November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Michael Burgoyne US Army Lieutenant Colonel (retired), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2016 as a Military Professor. His areas of focus at DKI APCSS are Security Cooperation, International Affairs, Taiwan, and China. His experience in the Asia-Pacific includes most recently serving as the Army Programs Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Taipei. Before that, he was a university student in Beijing, an intern in the Defense Attaché Office in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and an intern in the Liaison Affairs Section at AIT. Professor Burgoyne started his military career [...]

James M. Minnich

By |2019-09-05T13:25:55-10:00September 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Dr. James M. Minnich joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2016. For three years he served as Associate Dean, Senior Military Professor, and Senior Military Officer before retiring as a U.S. Army Colonel after 37 years of active duty. Dr. Minnich has had extensive operational deployments and travels throughout Asia and in depth experiences in Northeast Asia since 1982, including 15 years of duty in South Korea. Dr. Minnich’s military assignments include Secretary of the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission in Seoul, Korea, where he led a multinational organization responsible for negotiating [...]

James T. Hirai

By |2019-02-25T15:24:49-10:00April 16th, 2010|Tags: , |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a Department of Defense executive education, conference and research center established in Honolulu on September 4, 1995. DKI APCSS supports the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and the Department of Defense with in-residence and outreach activities designed to help security practitioners and influencers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region expand their knowledge, improve their skills and expand their professional networks of colleagues committed to enhancing effective security cooperation. Jim Hirai joined DKI APCSS in April 2006 after retiring from active duty in the U.S. Army. As the special [...]