Ian M. Burgess

By |2019-02-25T11:51:59-10:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Biography|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 [...]

The Rise of the Small Boats is the latest DKI APCSS Analytical Report

By |2018-03-22T14:23:20-10:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Carter, College, Faculty Articles|Tags: , , , , |

How terrorists use the sea is the topic of the latest analytical report by Lt. Col. Alex Carter, U.S. Army, and DKI APCSS alumnus Captain Damian Fernando, Sri Lankan Navy. In their paper, Carter and Fernando share the case study of how Sri Lankan has dealt with this maritime challenge.  Looking back to Sri Lanka’s civil war, their navy developed the Small Boat program to combat LTTE Sea Tigers.  Special Boat Squadrons were used to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance inside LTTE-held territories.  Rapid Action Boat Squadrons then began using swarm tactics to engage in combat operations. According to the authors, “A [...]

Peter A. Gumataotao

By |2019-03-21T10:17:08-10:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Biography|Tags: , |

Pete Gumataotao became the Director, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in February 2018. A native of Guam, RADM (Ret) 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 from the U.S. Naval War College in 1994. Pete has extensive experience operating in the Asia-Pacific region during 37 years of active duty service, including eight years as a U.S. Navy flag officer. In addition to undertaking [...]

Richard F. Sears

By |2019-02-25T15:27:21-10:00April 16th, 2010|Categories: Biography|Tags: , |

Dick Sears joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2002 and serves as the Dean of Admissions & Business Operations. His responsibilities at the Center encompass all business operations to include finance, personnel, information management systems, infrastructure, global workshops/engagements, the Research library and all aspects of participant admissions to the College of Security Studies. His principle activities at the Center are focused on the transformation of operations to support DKI APCSS long-term strategic plan. Mr. Sears previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Transnational Studies in the College of [...]

Carleton R. Cramer

By |2019-02-25T15:22:33-10:00March 22nd, 2010|Categories: Biography|Tags: , |

Carleton R. Cramer joined the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2004 as a military faculty member.  In 2007, Mr. Cramer retired from the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy.  During 2007 he served as a civilian faculty member focusing on international law, counter terrorism and maritime security.  In August 2013, he assumed his current position as Dean, College of Security Studies. Mr. Cramer completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with majors in history and political science and a minor in economics.  In 1982, he earned his Juris [...]

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