Keith Wilkins

By |2020-11-03T15:52:36-10:00November 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Commander Wilkins came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 from Tokyo, Japan. A native of Long Island, New York, he earned his commission from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004. His first assignment was on the Great Lakes where he served as a Deck Watch Officer and Maritime Law Enforcement Officer on a 225’ ship. In 2006 he was assigned to a Deployable Specialized Forces unit in New York where he served as a Deployable Team Leader, Dive Officer, and Maritime Law Enforcement Officer, conducting a variety of [...]

Nathan R. Hofferman

By |2020-11-03T15:34:27-10:00November 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Maj. Nathan R. Hofferman came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2020 following his tour as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Maj. Hofferman entered the Air Force in September 1995 as an enlisted Tactical Air Control Party apprentice. He attended TACP technical training in Hurlburt Field, Fla. and graduated in March 1996. He earned an Airman Education and Commissioning Program scholarship in 2005 and attended Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. After graduation, he earned his commission through Officer Training [...]

Howard C. Eyth

By |2020-10-30T09:06:48-10:00October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Eyth joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in February 2020 as a military faculty member after a three-year posting as the U.S. Marine Attaché to Singapore.  He is a U.S. Marine Corps Foreign Area Officer – Western Europe, and Regional Affairs Officer – Southeast Asia by experience, having lived, studied, and worked for 18 years in Europe, and 18 more years in the Indo-Pacific region.  He brings extensive experience in Europe and Asia Security, Defense Diplomacy, Security Cooperation, Contingency and Crisis Response Planning and Execution, Defense Requirements Generation and Resource Allocation.  Born [...]

Henry Rector

By |2020-11-03T17:02:27-10:00October 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Mr. Henry Rector joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in September 2020 as a Senior Diplomatic Advisor (SDA) after a three-year posting as head of the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  Mr. Rector is a member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service, holding the rank of Counselor (military equivalent O7). Prior to his assignment in Bangkok, he was Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Drawing on 31 years of experience both overseas and in Washington, he has expertise in democratic transition, political-military affairs, and [...]

L. Reyn Mann

By |2020-11-02T15:59:45-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Reyn Mann joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020. In May 2000, LTC Mann was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Engineer branch upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her first assignments were Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Construction Officer, and Detachment Commander in the 84th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In June 2005, she attended the Engineer Captain’s Career Course, earning distinguished graduate recognition and her Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. After serving as [...]

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr.

By |2020-09-21T16:01:56-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr. joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in May of 2020. Professor Shimkus, a Viet Nam veteran (1968 – 1968), retired from the Nurse Corps, United States Navy in 2007. He is a graduate of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester, MA; Salem University, Salem, MA; George Washington University, Washington, DC; and the Naval War College. During his naval career, he served as a registered nurse anesthetist and accumulated over 11 years at sea. He was selected to serve as senior medical department representative on the pre-commissioning crews of the [...]

Michael D. Smith

By |2020-11-02T15:52:27-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Major Michael D. Smith came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in June 2020 following his Operations Officer tour with Air Force Special Operations Command’s 321st Special Tactics Squadron (STS). With 321 STS, he led two Special Operations Air-Land Integration deployments to the Baltic and Black Sea regions for Special Operations Command-Europe. A native of El Paso, TX, he reported for Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) training at Hurlburt Field, FL in 1998 and earned his black beret in June 1999. Following Survival, Air Assault and Airborne School, he completed Joint Terminal Attack [...]

Sila Pang

By |2020-11-03T16:41:40-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Lieutenant Colonel Sila Pang joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 as a military faculty member. She is a United States Air Force and Foreign Area Officer with extensive experience in the Indo-Pacific region. Lt. Col. Pang spent most of her military career operating and traveling throughout the Asia-Pacific region serving in diverse capacities to promote regional and international cooperation. Her staff and operational experience includes Staff Officer for Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate in the Pacific Air Force Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction [...]

Daniel M. Cedillo Jr.

By |2020-11-03T15:57:38-10:00September 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Major Daniel M. Cedillo Jr. came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 202 following his assignment with the United States Army Reserve Command as the Chief of Aviation Training & Standardizations. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. In 2005, he earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant into Reserve Army Aviation. In 2006, he attended Initial Rotary Wing training at Fort Rucker, AL, and graduated from flight school in 2007. His first assignment was platoon leader for Alpha [...]

Tin T. Nguyen

By |2020-08-28T09:06:14-10:00August 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Maj Tin T. Nguyen, U.S. Air Force Foreign Affair Officer (FAO), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2020 as a military faculty member. Prior to his arrival at the center, Maj Nguyen served as the Senior Intel Watch Officer for the USINDOPACOM HQ directing theater ISR and providing strategic reporting directly to national military and civilian leadership. Maj Nguyen began his military career when he was commissioned from the US Air Force Academy in 2005 as an Intelligence Officer. He is a graduate of several military and specialty schools including: Intelligence [...]

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