Assoc. Prof. Lumbaca publishes an article on the changing landscape of terrorism

By |2019-04-23T09:10:56-10:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Independent Faculty Articles, Lumbaca|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Lt. Col. J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca published an article in Small Wars Journal recently entitled “Indo-Pacific Terrorism: What to expect for the foreseeable future.” The article addresses the influence of the Islamic State on terrorists, the effective use of technologies to increase the sophistication in terror attacks and a multitude of other factors that have changed the terrorist landscape in the past two decades. Excerpt: The advancements here are more about hardware, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists to make attacks more deadly.  The May 2018 Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah suicide bombings in Surabaya demonstrated the [...]

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca

By |2019-04-23T08:56:27-10:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: , |

J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca, US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in March 2019. His academic focus is on counter-terrorism, illicit activities, insurgency, and radicalization 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) in Okinawa, Japan and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, [...]

Van T. Thai

By |2019-02-11T11:48:16-10:00February 11th, 2019|Tags: , |

Colonel Van “Diggity” Thai, a U.S. Air Force Mobility Instructor Pilot and Foreign Area Officer (FAO) specializing in Northeast Asia, joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2018. Before arriving to DKI APCSS, Colonel Thai was a student at the French War College in Paris, France where he studied Global and European security issues with over 240 civilian and military personnel from 62 countries.  Prior to attending the War College, he was the Deputy Commander, 18th Operations Group, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan.  The 18th Operations Group has over 900 personnel [...]

Jim Mcmullin

By |2019-02-25T13:59:59-10:00January 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 [...]

Charles C. Berry II

By |2019-02-07T14:08:47-10:00January 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Maj Charles Berry came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in January 2019 following his Division Chief tour with the “Guardians of the Pacific” Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) from July 2016 to May 2018 where he led the Contracting Division. A native of Decatur Georgia, he reported for Officer Training School in Montgomery, AL in May 2007 and earned his commission in August 2007. From September 2007 to September 2010 he served as a Contracting Flight Commander supporting the “Wild Weasels” of the 35 Fighter Wings at Misawa Air Base Japan where he supported [...]

Sungmin Cho

By |2019-03-12T14:48:31-10:00October 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 [...]

Mikel “Rez” Resnick

By |2019-02-25T14:22:44-10:00September 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

MAJ Mikel Resnick came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2018 as a US Army Fellow.  A native of Oak Ridge Tennessee he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (Class ’05) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Area Studies of Latin America.. His military education includes Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, and Command and General Staff College. He has a graduate of several specialty courses which include: Modern Army Combatives Levels I-IV, Faculty Development Course, Mechanized Leaders Course, Anti-Armor Leaders Course, Airborne School, and Pathfinder School. [...]

Qiana N. Harder

By |2019-02-25T12:50:26-10:00September 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

MAJ Qiana Harder came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in August 2018 as a US Army Fellow. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she received her commission as a second lieutenant in 2002. Her military education includes Military Police Officer Basic Course, Military Police Captains Career Course, Combined Arms and Staff Services Course, and Command and General Staff College. She is a graduate of several specialty courses which include: Joint CWMD Planning Course, Security Cooperation Planners Course, Defense Strategy Course, National Security Course, Red Team Member Course, Strategic Studies Course, Conventional Physical and Crime Prevention [...]

Ian M. Burgess

By |2019-03-26T16:19:56-10:00August 16th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ian “BIO” Burgess came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2018 following his Department Head tour with the “Fighting Tigers” of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron EIGHT (VP-8) where he completed two deployments to the Pacific Theater and lead three detachments to the Republic of the Philippines. A native of San Antonio, he reported for Naval Flight Officer training in Pensacola, FL in 2003 and earned his NFO Wings of Gold in April 2005.  Following initial P-3C FRS training, from 2005 to 2008, he served with the "Rangers" of Fleet Air [...]

Jeff A. Coulon

By |2019-02-07T16:11:20-10:00July 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Coulon arrived at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in June 2018 as an Army War College Senior Fellow.  A native of Tampa, Florida, he initially enlisted in the Army in 1992 and later received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Armor in 1998.  Jeff recently served as the Division Chief for Strategy and Policy, G-5 on the staff of United States Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, HI.  His previous assignments included Executive Officer to the Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, United States Central Command and Branch Chief and Warplanner for the [...]