Table of Contents
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Summer/Fall 2010, Volume 20
Center News Workshops
Director’s Message ............................................. 3 Security Sector Development ........................... 19
Center News ...................................................4-5 China Outreach .......................................... 20-21
Welcome to Dean Moriarty ................................. 6 Combating Terrorism in South Asia .................. 22
Faculty Publications ........................................... 7 PACRIM II: Managing the Global Commons .... 23
Visitors .............................................................8-9 APCSS hosts Trilateral HA/DR Workshop ....... 24 .
Hails & Farewells ............................................. 10 Southeast Asia Regional Pandemic
Preparedness and Response Exercise/
Upcoming Events ........................................... 25
Senior Executive Course: Alumni Connections
Transnational Security Cooperation ............. 11
Executive Course: .
Alumni News ................................................... 26
Advanced Security Cooperation .............12-13 Promotions ................................................. 27-30
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course ...................... 14 Retirements ................................................ 31-33
Comprehensive Security Responses .
Alumni Associations ........................................ 33
to Terrorism ................................................... 15
Comprehensive Crisis Management ...........16-17
Senior Asia-Pacific Orientation Course ........... 18 More...
Course Calendar .............................................. 34
Contacts ........................................................... 35
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This edition of Currents highlights some of our past 15 years
of history as an executive education leader in this region.
APCSS has been quite successful as an enabler of leaders
helping to increase capacities for progress and growth in vari-
ous security dimensions at home. We are accomplishing our
mission of helping to educate, connect and empower security
practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security. We are real-
izing our vision of setting the standard for innovative interna-
tional executive education and leader/organizational develop-
ment to help advance multi-national security cooperation and
capacity building. We are proud of that contribution. We are
proud of our thousands of alumni and what they are accom-
plishing for the common good.
They provide their thoughts on the APCSS learning experi-
ence regularly to us. A few of those follow: Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ed Smith, U.S. Army
Director, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
“APCSS provides a continuous and useful forum in interact-
ing and establishing contacts to understand each other at vari-
ous levels of country and agency representatives from around ing of specific terrorist and extremist groups, their motivations,
the world. I believe it promotes international peace and har- and their tactics.
mony.” -- Ambassador Singye Dorjee, Bhutan, OR10-1 3. Conceptual development. They are better able to conceptual-
ize the different manifestations of terrorism as a result of the
With regard to assisting the Timor-Leste government with the course, and are able to apply this knowledge in a policy envi-
elaboration of the National Security Policy document, “I re- ronment.”
member our Secretary of Defense commenting that APCSS’s Robert McGregor, Director Counter-Terrorism and Multilat-
contribution, despite the institution being quite far away, was eral Engagement International Policy Division Department of
actually more useful than the contributions given by many of Defence, supervisor of Australian alumnus. CSRT08-3
the UN advisors…because APCSS was completely neutral
that they were able to bring in a fresh perspective…(APCSS) “The course helped me to develop my tact and leadership abil-
made about 40 proposals in regards to changes in the docu- ity to establish and maintain effective working relations with
ment, and I think something like 37 of them were accepted.”-- people of different national and cultural background. Now, I
Mr. Maubere Loro Horta, Timor-Leste, CSRT10-1 have good analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills and ef-
fective communication ability…I have ability to prioritize and
“My Fellow’s project…at APCSS was on Illegal Migration…I deal simultaneously with several tasks. (All) are due to the the-
tried to make strategic implementations to help find a solution ories and practices learned from APCSS.” -- Mr. Meen Chhetri,
to the problem by using my Fellow’s project as a framework. Undersecretary, Nepal, CCM09-1
By doing this, I was able to develop a step-by-step solution
and a systematic action plan to reach my goals. I was also able “(APCSS) has helped me understand better, and perform bet-
to draw on the additional knowledge I gained from the APCSS ter when dealing with problems, issues and concerns involving
course, especially from the elective subject on Negotiations, multilateral actions and cooperation…(APCSS) also helped
which I found helpful when it came to collaborating with me understand complex problems, how to analyze such prob-
other agencies and institutions.” lems using tools such as causal loops and how to come up with
-- Colonel Yanuar Handwiono, Indonesia, CSRT10-1 recommended solutions to such problems.” -- Captain Philip
L. Cacayan, (Philippines), Commander Assault Craft Force
Supervisor’s Feedback (ACF), Philippine Fleet, ASC09-1
“The development experience at APCSS has improved our
personnel in the following areas: We pledge to continue the APCSS tradition of excellence. We
1. Strategic thinking. They have a better appreciation of defi- trust you will help those who can best take advantage of what
nitions and manifestations of “terrorism” and are able to better we offer be nominated for participation in our programs. With
discuss and apply such definitions in her policy development. aloha from your Ohana here in Honolulu, have a great 2011!
2. Subject matter knowledge. They have a better understand-
Breaking ground for a new wing: Dean Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Maj. Gen.
On September 2, the Asia- Peter S. Pawling, Senator Daniel Inouye, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) E.P. Smith, Sena-
Pacific Center for Security tor Daniel Akaka, Dean of Business Ops & Admissions Mr. Dick Sears.
Studies celebrated three impor-
former APCSS president Hank its present location. And, in this
tant milestones. The first was
Stackpole, Warren Luke and Don facility, the Center has routinely
to commemorate the Center’s
Horner attended. Also present demonstrated a set of standards
15th anniversary; second, was
were former Executive Director to all who entered that this is
to conduct a ground-breaking
Dr. Jimmy Lackey and former a special place, doing serious
ceremony for the construction
Dean, Dr. Lee Endress. work, in a unique way.
of a new wing; and lastly, to of-
ficially welcome the new Dean
Director’s remarks: “Recognizing the increasing
of the College of Security Stud-
value of APCSS to regional and
ies, retired Ambassador Lauren
“APCSS initially began full op- national security, our Depart-
erations in downtown Waikiki ment of Defense decided to
using leased office space in the further invest in the important
Senator Dan Inouye, who was
Waikiki Trade Center. And from work being done here, and sig-
instrumental in getting this
the start, the staff on watch real- nificantly increased the APCSS
center established back in 1995,
ized that APCSS had a special Operations and Maintenance
provided the keynote address. It
opportunity to contribute some- funding, as well as approved
was largely due to his vision, as
thing significant to responsible $12.2 million in military con-
well as steady and loyal support
security officials in this region. struction to add a third wing to
that APCSS has been a leader
From its start, APCSS added to our existing structure.
in executive education. He was
Oahu’s tradition of being a spe-
joined by Senator Dan Akaka,
cial gathering place, regularly “Today, APCSS is one of the
who also has been a true friend
bringing important Asia-Pacific Office of the Secretary of
and advocate of APCSS.
leaders from all over the region Defense for Policy and U. S.
to learn together how collabora- Pacific Command’s multi-lat-
Representing U. S. Pacific
tion helps enable security coop- eral security-cooperation tools
Command was Major General
eration. that gets results in increasing
Peter Pawling, and representing
leader capacities, and thereby,
the Director, Defense Coopera-
“In June 2000, following the security-institutional capacities.
tion Security Agency, was Mr.
renovation of this former U.S. And APCSS has a distinguished
Jim McGaughey. APCSS Foun-
Army Reserve facility here at Ft. track record at accomplishing
dation members Gerry Sumida,
DeRussy, APCSS was moved to that.
4 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
ing model, administered which formerly existed near
by adept scholar leaders, where our new wing will be
APCSS builds leader capac- built.
ity to address a broad range
of regional challenges, from “By 2013 this wing will
transnational security, to be a place where focused
terrorist and criminal net- critical thinking, analy-
works, to governance and ses of facts surrounding a
civil-military relations, to range of complex security
managing crises across all challenges, comprehensive
domains of international security policy conceptual-
power. ization, and various related
decision-aids all coalesce to
“Recent successes in ad- help Asia-Pacific security
dressing particular regional officials practice collabora-
challenges include security tion and cooperation for the
sector development work- common good.
shops with 11 nations to
Dean Lauren Kahea Moriarty greets Senator Daniel Inouye. Her date, maritime security with “And thereby, we will help
father, David Peters, served as the senator’s chief of staff for all Pacific Island nations, educate regional partners to
many years. and critical information- gather real-time knowledge
“It is also important to ac- tions positively impact the sharing between major about complex security is-
knowledge how the major security of the Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific treaty partners. sues; process and integrate
contributions of this small region, promote peace, and And all of these events have that knowledge into a more
but dynamic organization deter conflict. demonstrated the Center’s comprehensive understand-
have matured. From our unique capability to facili- ing of the issues and options
initial days in 1995 when “Today, our course Alumni tate reasonable approaches at hand; and share that new
we offered only one course, number well over 5,000 of to the diverse and complex understanding and aware-
reaching 23 executive- the region’s most influential security challenges of the ness to better secure our
level security practitioners, security elites. They include region. regional future.”
APCSS now graduates ministers of defense and in-
between 600-800 Fellows terior, commanding officers “And, in the design of our After the groundbreaking
annually from a suite of six of armies, navies and coast new wing, APCSS contin- and 15th Anniversary re-
in-resident courses address- guards, and senior officials ues to set a good example. marks, Lt. Gen. Smith for-
ing the full range of regional writing and implementing This wing will blend into mally introduced APCSS’s
security challenges. Fur- national security strategies, the traditional environ- new academic dean, Amb.
thermore, APCSS regularly policies and laws through- ment we cherish and yet be (Ret.) Lauren Kahea Mo-
extends its influence into the out the Asia-Pacific region. state-of-the-art and future- riarty. (see page 6 for her
region by further interfacing When you add participants focused. It will provide an biography). “She is a genu-
with hundreds of uniformed in conferences and work- environmentally-friendly, inely talented and caring
and civilian leaders who shops, we have had over single-story, 10,000 sq.ft. leader, scholar and role
participate in the 8-12 work- 8,000 participants from 94 building with six seminar model,” said Smith. “She is
shops and mini-courses that locations around the world. rooms, a state-of-the-art accomplished in her field,
APCSS also offers annually. And today, we have 48 ac- Information Integration highly experienced, widely
And beyond that, APCSS tive Alumni Associations in Learning Laboratory en- sought for advice and coun-
just published a series of countries across the Asia- vironment, a 108-person sel by senior officials all
faculty researched and writ- Pacific region and beyond. plenary space, and further over the world, and most
ten essays on Asian per- beautify the natural Hawai- capable of helping to lead
spectives on transnational “Using a participant- ian green space we inhabit. this small but complex orga-
security challenges today centered, activity-based, In its façade, it will respect- nization in the next critical
and ahead. Together, these technology-enhanced learn- fully connect back to an ear- phase of its evolution.”
routine APCSS contribu- lier facility, Maluhia Hall,
New dean brings wealth of experience from Asia-Pacific
An Asia expert and former
U.S. career diplomat, Am-
bassador Lauren Kahea Mo-
riarty joined the Center as
Dean in August.
“I like the work the Center
does to educate, empower
and connect security prac-
titioners in the Asia-Pacific
region,” said Dean Moriarty.
“I look forward to working
with the faculty and Fellows
as we pool our expertise
on politics, economics and
security to build a more
peaceful and prosperous
Asia-Pacific region.” Ambassador Lauren Kahea Dean Moriarty receives a lei from her sister, Diane Peters-Nguy-
Moriarty en. Also pictured are her son, Mana, and his fiancee Sarah Wong.
Moriarty retired from the
U.S. Foreign Service in
2007, after a distinguished two, major economies into
29-year career. She then the global economy as
spent time in Bangladesh as members of the World Trade
a community leader in Ban- Organization. Ambassador
gladesh and frequent public Moriarty also served as
speaker. deputy head of the American
Institute in Taiwan (1997-
In 2003-2005, Moriarty
1998), the institution estab-
served as U.S. Ambassador
lished by the U.S. Congress
and Senior Official to Asia-
to manage relations between
Pacific Economic Coopera-
the people of the United
tion (APEC), an internation-
States and the people of
al organization whose 21
members accounted for over
half of global production As Director of the U.S. De-
and almost half of world partment of State’s Office of
trade. She served simulta- East African Affairs (2001-
Dean Moriarty congratulated by friends after the welcoming cer-
neously as the Department 2003), Ambassador Moriarty emony.
of State’s Deputy Assistant was deeply involved in post-
Secretary-level Coordinator 9/11 security issues in the Taiwan. She shaped policy of Hawai’i and a Master
for East Asian and Pacific Horn of Africa. Earlier in on issues from multilateral of Arts in Law and Diplo-
Economic Issues. her career, she was the Dip- aid to secure trade and ac- macy (M.A.L.D.) from the
lomat-in-Residence at the tion to counter threats from Fletcher School at Tufts
Moriarty headed the Eco-
East-West Center in Hono- global pandemics and speed University. Among her
nomic Sections at the U.S.
lulu, Hawai’i. She served recovery from natural di- many awards is the U.S.
Embassy in China (1999-
additional tours at the U.S. saster. Department of State’s top
2001) and the American
embassies in China, Nepal, award for leadership and
Institute in Taiwan (1994- Ambassador Moriarty
Pakistan and Thailand and mentoring. Ambassador
1997). She provided critical holds a Bachelor of Arts
at the American Institute in Moriarty was the first U.S.
assistance to bring those (B.A.) from the University
Ambassador of Native Ha-
6 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010 waiian ancestry.
Recent Faculty Publications
Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on
Transnational Security Challenges
“China-India@60: The “Issues for Engagement: • Are the transnational
Great Game” by Dr. Asian Perspectives on security challenges this
Mohan Malik was pub- Transnational Security country faces of any conse-
lished in the July-Au- Challenges,” edited by Dr. quence for the U.S.?
gust 2010 edition of the David Fouse, is the latest
India-China Chronicle. book published by the Asia- • Is the country willing/
Pacific Center for Security interested in engaging with
His article looks at the Studies. the U.S. to deal with these
balance sheet in the issues?
bilateral relationship According to Fouse, “The
between these two na- chapters in this volume The first step in the research
tions on the anniversary analyze security priorities at for this project was carried
of their formally estab- the individual country level out in June–July of 2009.
lished diplomatic rela- and gauge each country’s During this period APCSS
tions. attempts at bilateral and conducted an online survey
multilateral security co- of its alumni regarding their
After reviewing a num- operation on transnational views on the most pressing
ber of positives and security challenges. Our transnational challenges
negatives in their rela- environment of the region
intention is to provide poli- in their own countries as
tionship over the years, and U.S. relationships (in-
cymakers and other govern- well as the best means for
Malik argues “that the cluding alliances and stra-
ment officials with a useful addressing these issues.
gulf between China and tegic partnerships) in the
and convenient reference the results of this survey
India – in terms of per- Asia-Pacific during coming
tool to draw upon to engage were then distributed to
ceptions, attitudes, and years.
specific countries in the APCSS faculty authors as
expectations – has wid- Asia-Pacific region.” background for writing the
ened over the years as Some of the questions cov-
individual country analyses.
mutual understanding of ered in this volume include:
Chapters covering Cambo- over the summer of 2009
each other remains shal- dia, Thailand, Indonesia, most of the faculty authors
low and distorted.” • What are the most signifi-
Vietnam, Singapore and then traveled to the region
cant transnational security
Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, to conduct face-to-face in-
“Nonetheless, given challenges for this country?
Japan, South Korea, Russia, terviews with government
the negative attitudes Oceania and Afghanistan officials and subject matter
and perceptions,” stated were completed. • How do transnational se-
experts in countries covered
Malik, “it is indeed re- curity challenges stack up
in this volume, supplement-
markable that China and Each author looked at gov- against traditional security
ing the information they
India have kept their ernmental priorities in a threats for that country’s se-
have gained through their
diplomatic engagement country under study with re- curity planners?
day-to-day contact with
on course by downplay- spect to transnational secu- Asia-Pacific security practi-
ing irritants and high- rity challenges and assessed • What steps has the coun-
tioners and analysts here at
lighting the positives.” whether these priorities and try taken unilaterally, bi-
the Center. This book repre-
the resources applied suf- laterally or multilaterally
sents the culmination of this
You can read the full ficiently address the threats in order to cope with these
article on our website at: these challenges pose today. challenges?
http://www.apcss.org/ In this context, authors ex- To view this book online go
Publications/APSSS/ plored how emerging trans- • What are the most im-
India_China_60.pdf national security challenges portant “next steps” for this
may influence the security country to take?
Adm. Patrick Walsh, Com-
mander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, par-
ticipated in a roundtable with
APCSS Director and faculty in
Amb. Scott DeLisi, Amb. Roy Ferguson, New Zealand Ambassador to the Amb. Stephen Young, U.S.Consul
U.S. Ambassador to Nepal United States, visited APCSS in January 2010. General in Hong Kong
APCSS welcomed Ambassador Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the United
States in August. She toured the Center and participated in a roundtable discussion
with APCSS leadership and faculty members on regional issues and the APCSS
executive education program. Lt. Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, Air Defense Com-
mand Commander, Japan Air Self-Defense
Force, visited the Center in March 2010.
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H.E. Sayakane Sisouvong Deputy Secretary General,
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with
APCSS Deputy Director Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Hirai and
Amb. Husain Haqqani, Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, meets Foreign Policy Advisor Amb. (Ret.) Charles Salmon.
with Advanced Security Cooperation Fellows from Pakistan during a visit in
Rear Admiral Ty Pile, Commander Canadian Maritime Forces Pacific (3rd from left) with Lt. Gen. Ed Smith greets Maj. Gen.
Chief Petty Officer First Class Robert Cookson, the Formation Chief of Maritime Forces Sirisak, Royal Thai Air Force.
Pacific; APCSS Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ed Smith; Captain Jim Heath (Canadian Navy)
Homeland Defense Officer for Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet; Professor Kerry Nankivell;
and Dr. Justin Nankivell. Rear Admiral Pile visited the Center in July and is a Senior Execu-
tive Course (SEC08-2) alumnus.
Hails & are Elizabeth Leong and
Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Kemp.
As in most recent sum-
mers the Center recruited a
number of young, ambitious
The Information Service and knowledgeable interns,
Department saw the arrival summer hires, temps and
and too-soon departure of volunteers to help the staff
Network Chief Jeff Shouse, and faculty while in-turn
Traditionally, summer is ell. In the Trends Analysis as well as Alan Lum and gaining some specialized
a time of heavy personnel Program Office, Lt. Col. Robert Closson. However, knowledge of the region.
movement in the U.S. De- Brian Greenstein and Ca- the Customer Service sec- This year’s group included
partment of Defense. Once rin Landry moved on and tion flourished as Clarice Jordan Clark, Ryley
again, this has proven true J. Nelson Ramos moved Say came onboard, and after Yamamoto, Tamara Pat-
for APCSS personnel. in. On the CSS staff, Robin a year away, Chris Conde ton, Jessica Clausnitzer,
Burrell and Ashely Davila- returned.
The College of Security Michael Rynders, Vidal
Lee signed in and Gina La-
Studies saw the arrival of Badua, Nicole Garcia and
Mountain and Jason Poe The Travel section lost
a new academic dean, Am- Lisa Shapiro.
signed out. the long-term experience
bassador Lauren Kahea and services of Staff Sgt. Finally, “Congratulations”
Moriarty. She is joined by In the Resource Manage- Darien Turpeau. The Hu- to the two newest addi-
newcomers, ment Department, Cmdr. man Resources Branch tions to the APCSS ohana.
Dr. Scott Derek Webster left as bid farewell to Rebecca Keo’makani Kim was born
Hauger, Cmdr. Thomas Marszalek Watson and Karin Mc- June 22 to his CSS mom,
Dr. Jeffrey assumed the duties of Chief Clain, but welcomed back Kylee Kim and her husband
Hornung, and as Senior Navy Advi- Johnette Chun, this time Randell. Jor-el Xander Kal-
Cmdr. Paul sor. Lily Abille departed for as Chief, HR. We also had el Baqurian Al-Amin was
Tech and another position. Logistics to say goodbye to Glenn
Dr. Hauger born on July 24 to Admis-
Cmdr. H. Specialist Third Class Takemoto, who spear- sions’ Chief Yeoman Jamil
Mario DeOliveira. Col. Carlo Coppa and Logistics headed our efforts to get Al-Amin and his wife,
Stephen My- Specialist Second Class our C-Wing project past the Mary-Ann.
ers joined the Copernick Louis replaced hurdles and off to a great
faculty as our Logistics Specialist Sec- start.
first Senior ond Class Greg Hammell
Service Col- and Logistics Specialist In the Front Office/Special
lege Fellow. Second Class Steven Hey- Staff sections, Sgt. Jason
Army Fellow ward. Senior Chief Danilo Lasley replaced Staff Sgt
Maj. David Cmdr. Tech Tuasan retired, relinquish- Dian Wilson. Capt. Em-
Longbine ing both his department and ily Dignan replaced Capt.
replaced Lt. Col. Wil- Senior Enlisted Advisor du- Eric Lee as the Center
liam Mc- ties to Senior Chief Jason Judge Advocate. Diana
Donough. Boggs, who then departed Kammunkun took on the
Also depart- APCSS four months later. new position of Administra-
ing were tive Management Officer.
Dr. Ehsan In Admissions, Sgt. Jerold Christine Paige retired
Ahrari, Bali replaced Sergeant after her third stint with the
Cmdr. Noel First Class Andrea Ste- Center. Lisa Berry replaced
Cmdr. phens and was later joined
DeOliveira Dahlke, Gabe Morris as our APC-
Lt.Col. Mat- by Ms. Nelly Williams. The SSLink advisor. Gabrielle
thew Schwab, Dr. Rol- Conference Branch saw the Jimenez was promoted to
lie Lal and Cmdr. Brian departure of Lt. Cmdr. Liz first lieutenant before sepa-
O’Donnell. Congratulations Tananka and Seaman Ap- rating from the Army and
to “Mr.” Justin Nankivell pretice Shanelle Scales. Col. Timothy Small joined Sergeant First Class Andrea
who became “Dr.” Nankiv- Newcomers to the branch the Executive Operations Stephens, pictured with Robin
Burrell, served at the Center
Group. since 2003 and supported 69
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Transnational Security Cooperation
Twenty-two Fellows from 21 countries and territories completed the Transnational Security Coopera-
tion Course in February 2010.
Twenty-two Fellows from
21 countries and territories
in the Asia-Pacific region
completed the Transna-
tional Security Cooperation
Course (TSC10-1) in Febru-
They were military and ci-
vilian leaders representing:
Fiji, France, Guam, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Maldives,
Marshall Islands, Microne- TSC Fellows participate in an exercise on the lanai.
sia, Mongolia, Nepal, Paki-
stan, Papua New Guinea, Curriculum emphasizes the Pacific Command officials.
Republic of Korea, Sin- impact of current and future All course elements are ar-
gapore, Taiwan, Thailand, change in the region, as ranged to combine and en- TSC at-a-glance
United Kingdom, the United impacted by regional and hance Fellow understanding (Since 1999)
States, and Vietnam. global security threats. of significant transnational • 23 Classes
security issues as well as the • 467 Fellows
The five-day course is an in- The course includes topical limitations and potential of
from 37 Coun-
tensive program for current lectures from experts, in- current cooperation mecha-
nisms available to address
and future senior regional teractive seminar workshop
influencers/leaders; military scenarios that require Fel- them. Feedback from partic- and 3 Interna-
officers at the one- to four- lows to assess and frame re- ipants validated the course’s tional Organiza-
star level, as well as their sponse options for complex high value to them in the tions
civilian equivalents from transnational threats, and discharge of their current
the Asia-Pacific Region. discussions with senior U.S. and prospective roles.
Advanced Security Cooperation
ASC09-2 & ASC10-1
Over the last few months,
two classes of the Advanced
Security Cooperation course
graduated from APCSS.
Eighty-six senior military
and civilian government
leaders graduated in De-
cember 2009, representing
37 countries and territories.
Another 81 Fellows gradu-
ated in June 2010, repre-
senting 39 countries and
Attending the regional secu-
rity courses were represen-
tatives from: Afghanistan, Representing 39 countries and territories, 81 Fellows graduated in from ASC10-1 in June 2010.
American Samoa, Australia,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cam- prehensive mix of political,
bodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, economic, social, military,
China, Colombia, Comoros, diplomatic, information and
Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, ecological dimensions.
Guam, India, Indonesia,
Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, According to one ASC10-
Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, 1 Fellow, “APCSS brings
Marshall Islands, Mauritius, people together from the
Micronesia, Mongolia, Na- Asia-Pacific. It addresses
uru, Nepal, New Zealand, the central concerns of the
Pakistan, Papua New Guin- region, particularly on se-
ea, Philippines, Republic of curity. Within security you
Korea, Saipan, Singapore, can outreach to diverse is-
Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, sues such as climate, water,
ASC10-1 Fellows participate in a table-top exercise.
Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, terrorism, health, which are
Tonga, United States, Uru- important issues of the 21st Governance, and the Secu- tives through assessment of
guay, Vanuatu and Vietnam. century.” rity Sector. In addition to Transnational Security Co-
core lectures and seminars operation. Throughout the
The six-week course focus- The ASC core curriculum on these topics, the module course, Fellows also partici-
es on building relationships has three modules, with develops critical compe- pate in a variety of elective
among mid-career leaders each providing an opportu- tencies through training in classes designed to deepen
and decision makers within nity to set ideas into practice leader effectiveness, com- their knowledge of selected
the region. Its curriculum through experiential learn- munication, and negotiation. topics.
emphasizes the non-war ing with a focus upon leader Module II provides Fellows
fighting aspects of security collaboration. During Mod- with in-depth lectures and
and international relations, ule I, Fellows participate seminar discussion on Re-
and challenges Fellows to in a curriculum that allows gional Security Cooperation (Since 1999)
develop regional and trans- them to learn and share their and Complex Problems. The • 37 Classes
national perspectives. Secu- experience on three areas final module of the course • 2,481 Fellows
rity is examined as a com- of emphasis: Leadership, provides an opportunity from 57 Countries
to broaden their perspec- /Territories
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ASC10-1 Fellows welcome each other on Day 1. ASC09-2 Fellows discuss strategies during a class exercise.
“APCSS brings people
together from the Asia-
Pacific. It addresses the
central concerns of the
region, particularly on
security. Within security
you can outreach to
diverse issues such as
climate, water, terror-
ism, health, which are
important issues of the
ASC09-2 Seminar 1 discuss the topic of the day. --ASC10-1 Fellow
ASC10-1 Seminar 3 at the
ASC09-2 included 86 senior military and civilian government leaders who completed the course in smart board.
December 2009. www.apcss.org 13
Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
APOC10-1 & APOC10-2
One of the first courses
of 2010 was the Asia-
Pacific Orientation Course.
APOC10-1 was the largest
class of its size to date with
103 Fellows attending and
was held January 25-29. A
second class was held in
March with 77 Fellows.
coming from the U.S.,
APOC10-1 and 10-2 also Cmdr. Jared East & Mr. Jeff Lt. Col. Seo Youngman (RoK) reviews course materials.
included Fellows from Mariano
Australia, Canada, France,
Japan, Singapore, Republic
of Korea and Taiwan.
• 10 Classes
• 687 Fellows from
APOC10-2 was held in March 2010 with 77 Fellows.
APOC was the largest class of its size to date with 103 Fellows attending and was held January 25-29.
14 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism
The most recent Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course graduated in August 2010 with 82 Fellows.
Eighty-two Fellows gradu- CSRT course provides a
ated in August from the strategic perspective on the
Asia-Pacific Center for Se- multi-faceted problem of
curity Studies’ Comprehen- terrorism, providing secu-
sive Security Responses to rity practitioners with tools
Terrorism (CSRT) Course in and knowledge to enhance
Honolulu. their ability to comprehen-
sively counterterrorism in a
While most participants collaborative manner. The
were from the Asia-Pacific course is designed to build
region, the military and ci- relationships between and
vilian participants who at- among the United States
tended the four-week course and current and future coun-
came from 37 locations terterrorism practitioners
CSRT Fellows discussing a lecture topic in the Auditorium.
across the globe. Partici- of participating countries,
pating in the CSRT course develop the trust and con-
were representatives from fidence necessary for in- Overall feedback from par- than I had when I arrived.”
Australia, Bahamas, Bangla- creased information sharing, ticipants was excellent, with Another stated that, “With-
desh, Bhutan, Brazil, Bru- and identify ways to reduce many veterans of CT opera- out a doubt, the best course
nei, Cambodia, Cameroon, obstacles to cooperation in tions applauding how the that I have ever taken in
Chile, China, Colombia, the international struggle CSRT opened their aperture my 19 years of service.”
Comoros, Egypt, Fiji, Hong against those who use terror on the complex problem of
Kong, India, Indonesia, to promote their goals. As combating terrorism. One APCSS will host its next
Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mal- one Fellow noted at the end Fellow stated that “This in-residence CSRT course
dives and Micronesia. They of the course, “After partici- [course] has provided a 24 Feb – 25 Mar 2011.
also came from Mongolia, pating in the lectures in the highly valuable exposure
Nepal, New Zealand, Paki- auditorium as well as the to the issues faced by my CSRT at-a-glance
stan, Philippines, Poland, seminar break-out sessions, regional and global partners Since 2004
Samoa, South Africa, Sri I began to realize how much in the security world as well
• 13 Classes
Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, that I do not know of actual as exploring the many dif-
Timor-Leste, Turkey, United effects of terrorism and how ferent types of and aspects
• 724 Fellows
States and Vietnam. much that can be achieved to terrorism and security from 70 Coun-
collaboratively.” related issues which gives tries / Territories
Held once annually in- me a more sophisticated
residence at APCSS, the appreciation of the context
Comprehensive Crisis Management
Fellows of Comprehensive
Crisis Management (CCM)
Course 10-1 graduated
on March 19 following a
month-long curriculum fo-
cusing on complex problem
operations, and collabora-
tion and communication
during a crisis. The course
consisted of 78 Fellows
from 43 different countries
and territories. Of note, the
course included Asia-Pacific CCM10-1 included 78 Fellows from 43 different countries and territories.
Center for Security Stud-
ies’ first Fellow from South with a number of project
Africa, as well as three Fel- successes. Most notably, a
lows from China and one South African Fellow was
Fellow each from Hong able to use the project’s
Kong and Taiwan. The guiding concept in creating
positive dynamic that de- a successful counter-terror-
veloped among all Fellows ism strategy employed dur-
was truly remarkable, and a ing the recently-completed
testament to the value of the World Cup.
unique educational environ-
ment offered at the APCSS. Also, a Fellow from Mi-
cronesia reported that his
From the first day, CCM project on enhancing part- Fellows in Seminar 1 sharing useful online data.
10-1 leadership emphasized nerships between relevant
the overarching concept public and private sector Technology was also lever- was set aside for Seminar
of strategic relevance in agencies was well under- aged in seminar to great Leaders to conduct person-
every aspect of the course. way, and has so far culmi- advantage throughout the alized assessment/feedback
Achievement of this over- nated in the formulation of course, exploiting real sessions with their Fellows.
arching objective was mani- a new working group that world disaster situations These structured interac-
fest through the level of will seek to determine more for relevant learning in real tions created a powerful
dialogue in seminar rooms ways in which a more holis- time through live news mentoring dynamic that
and the auditorium, the tic effort can be applied to- feeds, high resolution over- empowered faculty and Fel-
appropriate nesting of indi- wards comprehensive crisis head imagery, and personal lows alike.
vidualized Fellows Projects management. accounts via cell phone
within national strategic from Fellows whose rela- CCM 10-01 also featured
guidance, and the compre- Lastly, a Malaysian Fellow tives were on the ground in a presentation on Public/
hensive perspective of the reported that he had re- countries directly impacted Private partnerships, which
group-oriented Regional ceived government approval by the disasters in Haiti and involved a unique panel
Strategy Projects. on a project that seeks to Fiji.
further crisis management CCM at-a-glance
Regarding the aforemen- capacity development at the Robust, actionable feed- (Since 2006)
tioned Fellows Projects, state-level. back was considered criti- • 8 Classes
several graduates of CCM cal to leader development • 403 Fellows from
10-1 have reported back in CCM, so dedicated time 57 Countries/1 Int’l
16 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
(All photos above) Fellows hone their negotiating skills during a negotiations exercise.
presentation and discussion well-attended events includ- in comprehensive crisis augment the overall experi-
with Mr. David Carey, CEO ed a timely presentation by management. Intended par- ence of all Fellows. In the
of Outrigger Enterprises the head geophysicist from ticipants will consist of 10- end, objectives will con-
International and Maj. Gen. the Pacific Tsunami Warn- 11 five-person cohort teams tinue to fully support over-
Robert Lee, Adjutant Gen- ing Center spontaneously principally from throughout arching APCSS objectives
eral of the Hawaii National arranged following the tsu- Southeast Asia. which seek to educate Fel-
Guard. The experience, nami threat of February 27. lows on relevant skill areas,
stature and strategic per- APCSS looks forward to to empower them in becom-
spectives the discussants Looking to the future, a inviting 70-80 Fellows from ing strategic difference-
brought to this presentation CCM mini-course is sched- the greater Asia-Pacific re- makers, and in connecting
were extremely valuable uled to take place in Jakarta, gion to attend CCM 11-1 in them to one another and the
and quite unique for the Indonesia on December 14- June 2011. For this upcom- broader community of crisis
international Fellows, and 16. The theme of the mini- ing iteration, course leader- management practitioners.
consistent with the strategic course will be “Optimizing ship is already seeking ways
focus of the course. the Strategic Role of the to introduce a distance-
Media in Crisis Manage- learning component to the
In addition, several lunch- ment,” and it will seek to course, to enhance Internet
time presentations were of- address cutting-edge themes portal connectivity to timely
fered that supported course which underscore the rel- and useful resources, and
learning objectives. These evance of the mass media other features designed to
Senior Asia-Pacific Orientation Course
The Senior Asia-Pacific
Orientation Course was
held Jan. 13-15 with 13
The course provides an in-
troduction to Asia-Pacific
culture, politics, protocols
and challenges, and U.S.
interests in the region.
The curriculum focused
on regional perspectives,
issues, and transnational
challenges. The course in-
cluded lectures, interactive
sessions, and three senior-
leader seminar sessions.
APCSS faculty and the 13 SEAPOC 10-1 Fellows pose for a class photo.
Mr. Mike Meserve (U.S. Army Pacific), Brig. Gen. John Broad- Mr. Kirk Skinner, Attache US Embassy Tokyo; Rear Admiral
meadow (U.S. Marine Forces Pacific), and Col. Bill Bachand Steven Ratti, Joint Interagency Forces West; Brig. Gen. TJ
(Regional Dental Command). O’Shaughnessy, 13th Air Force; and Mr. Mike Meserve (U.S. Army
SEAPOC at-a- Lt. Gen. Smith briefs Se-
glance nior Asia-Pacific Orientation
Course participants on “Un-
Since 2008 derstanding Security Frame-
• 3 Classes works.”
• 32 Fellows
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Security Sector Development
SSD10-2 Fellows included representatives from the Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Representatives from the
Maldives, Mongolia, Philip-
pines, and Sri Lanka par-
ticipated in the “Security
Sector Development: Na-
tional Priorities & Regional
Approaches” workshop held
August 16-20 in Honolulu.
Also at the workshop were
participants or observers in-
cluding representatives from
the United Nations, United
States Institute of Peace
and the Geneva Centre for
the Democratic Control of SSD10-2 Fellows at the table in the Center Conference Room.
Armed Forces (DCAF).
The workshop promoted
a common and better un-
derstanding of a nation’s
security sector— evolution,
development and reform
potential—as well as related
roles and responsibilities.
Participants shared national
experiences and best prac-
tices, and help develop
recommended next steps for
each country’s security sec-
Mr. Siripala Hettiarachihi (Sri Lanka) and Ms. Zenonida Brosas
Photos by Stephanie Hika (Philippines).
An Asia-Pacific Center for APCSS Deputy Director
Security Studies (APCSS) James Hirai laid the ground-
faculty outreach team led by work for this outreach in
Director Lt. Gen. (Ret) E. P. mid-2009, when he and a
Smith, traveled to Beijing select group of APCSS fac-
and Shanghai for Track II ulty met with senior China
(academic institutions) re- Association of Social Sci-
gional security discussions ences (CASS) and China
June 21-27. Co-hosted by Institute of International
the China Association for Studies (CIIS) leadership to
International Friendly Con- discuss the idea of collab-
tact (CAIFC), the discus- orative discussions between APCSS Director Lt. Gen (Ret.) Ed Smith with CAIFC President
sions consisted of a two-day APCSS and Chinese Track Honorable Li Zhaoxing and Amb. (Ret.) Charles Salmon.
workshop in Beijing, and an II institutions. In August
informal roundtable discus- 2009, Director Smith and a
sion at Tsinghua University small faculty team met with
and another in Shanghai. the U.S. Deputy Chief of
Mission Robert Goldberg,
The workshop was intended the U.S. Country Team, and
as both a confidence build- several senior Chinese of-
ing measure, and as the ficials for further collabora-
first of a series of Track II tion.
events between APCSS and
various Chinese academic APCSS faculty who partici-
institutions. Specific objec- pated in the workshop and
tives included: (1) Enhanced roundtables were APCSS
shared awareness and better Foreign Policy Advisor re-
understanding of five specif- tired Ambassador Charles
ic security challenges; and Salmon, Jr., Mr. Carleton APCSS Professor Dr. Mohan Malik.
(2) shared critical thinking Cramer (academic lead),
and strategic listening on Dr. Mohan Malik, Mr. Tom the different perspectives of
common cause issues that Peterman and Army Lt. Col. American and Chinese secu-
may contribute to improving Matthew Schwab. rity academics and practitio-
various aspects of the U.S. ners, on the same issues.”
and China security relation- “This workshop is de-
ship. Five specific security monstrative of a tangible, APCSS, in consultation
challenges were addressed: substantive Track II rela- with OSD-Policy, U.S. Pa-
(1) U.S. and PRC policy tionship between U.S. and cific Command and the U.S.
in the Asia-Pacific region; China academic institu- Embassy in Beijing, plans
(2) maritime security; (3) tions,” said Cramer. “The to continue exploring future
disaster management; (4) exchange of perspectives Outreach events and market
Northeast Asia security on five security challenges educational opportunities at
Mr. Shi Yongming, a Research
challenges emphasizing the was immensely valuable in APCSS with the PRC. Fellow for CIIS, makes a point
Korean Peninsula; and (5) fostering understanding of during the workshop.
security mechanisms in the issues of mutual concern. Photos and Story by William
Asia-Pacific region. The workshop demonstrated R. Goodwin
20 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
Mr. Su Hao, Director for the Center for Strategic and Conflict Mr. Xu Xiulin participates in the Beijing workshop.
Management, China Foreign Affairs University discusses Security
Mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific region.
APCSS-CAIFC Workshop participants on the opening day of the event.
CAIFC-APCSS team dinner at the Beijing state guest house. Informal roundtable with Tsinghua University academics.
Combating Terrorism in
Reviewing terrorism trends current and former parlia-
in South Asia and strength- mentarians, ministers, diplo-
ening regional cooperation mats and academics.
to deal with terrorism was
the focus of the “South Asia Topics covered during the
APCSS Alumni Symposium Symposium included Ter-
on Combating Terrorism” rorism Trends in South
held in Male, Maldives, Asia; Countering Terror Shyam Tekwani, Kerry Nankivell and Dr. Bill Wieninger
May 25-27. Finance: Interagency Re-
sponses; Mumbai Lessons
The Asia-Pacific Center for Learned; Border Security
Security Studies co-hosted in Countering Terrorism;
the event with the Maldives Women and Combating
National Defense Force Terrorism; New Media and
and the Maldives APCSS Strategic Communications;
Alumni Association. Funded Weapons of Mass Destruc-
by the Counter-Terrorism tion Issues/Combating
Fellowship Program, the Terrorism; Maritime Coop-
three-day workshop brought eration; and International
(left to right) Commodore (Ret.) Vengalil Venugopal, India EC06-2,
together representatives Cooperation & Combating
Mr. Hamayoun Khan Pakistan EC08-2, Deputy Inspector General
from seven South Asian na- Terrorism. of Police Upendra Kant Aryal, Nepal CCM08-2, and Ambassador
tions: Bangladesh, Bhutan, (Ret) MD Anwar Chohan, Pakistan EC98-2.
India, Maldives Nepal, Pak- U.S. Ambassador to the
istan and Sri Lanka. It was Maldives and Sri Lanka, Home Affairs Mr. Mohamed expand counter-terrorism
the first time all South Asia Patricia Butenis, and the Shihab (SSD10-1), Chief of (CT) practitioner knowledge
nations had attended a U.S.- Maldives Foreign Minister Defense Forces Maj. Gen. and networks in South Asia
sponsored counter-terrorism Dr. Ahmed Shaheed offici- Moosa Ali Jaleel (EC00- and all agreed that it was
event in the region. ated over the opening cer- 3), Vice Chief of Defense highly successful in doing
emonies. Numerous senior Brigadier General Farhath so. After a series of SME
The symposium was at- officials from the Maldives Shaheer (EC99-2), Com- lectures and spirited discus-
tended by 67 practitioners attended the opening and/ mander of the Coast Guard sion both in plenary and in
and non-government experts or closing ceremonies in- Brig. Gen. Zakariyya Man- smaller breakout groups,
representing the military, cluding Maldives Defence soor (EC01-3) and Police country teams presented
police, and others including Minister Mr. Ameen Faisal Commissioner Mr. Ahmed to a high-level panel their
(TSC09-2), Minster of Faseeh (TSC09-1). key lessons learned and ac-
tion steps they intended to
Speaking of the Sympo- take upon return home.”
sium’s success, Ambassador Ultimately, the Symposium
Butenis noted that, “the was an exceptionally pro-
APCSS Symposium was an ductive event that enhanced
important demonstration of national CT capacities, built
U.S. commitment to Mal- confidence, relationships,
dives and regional security and networks to expand
cooperation.” and sustain collaborative
approaches to addressing
Dr. Bill Wieninger, academ- terrorism in a critically sig-
ic lead for the symposium, nificant region.
Professor Tekwani shares information on new media and strategic
stated, “A key goal of the
event was to invigorate and Photos by John Gasner
22 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
Managing the Global Commons
“Managing the Global Com- Key speakers during the
mons” was the theme for the event of the conference
2010 Pacific Rim Security included Dr. Arun Majum-
II (PACRIM II) conference, dar, Director, Advanced
held at Stanford University Research Projects Agency
Feb. 22-24 in Palo Alto, - Energy; Dr. Michael
Calif., and co-hosted by May, Professor Emeritus
the Asia-Pacific Center for (Research), Stanford Uni-
Security Studies, the Center versity; Dr. Brahma Chel-
for Hemispheric Defense laney, professor of Security
PACRIM II conference participants on the steps of Encina Hall at
Studies (CHDS), and the Studies, Center for Policy Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Feb. 24.
Freeman Spogli Institute for Research, India; Mr. Peter
International Studies (FSI). Schwartz, Futurist and Co-
Founder of Global Business The renowned keynote participants and profes-
PACRIM II brought to- Network. speakers and outstanding sional CHDS staff greatly
gether senior officials of panelists combined with contributed to enhance the
Pacific Rim countries from A total of 16 Asia-Pacific high-level participants from discussion.”
the security sector, the pri- country representatives Asia and the Pacific Rim
vate sector, and academia attended including repre- of the Americas produced Former U.S. Secretary of
to continue the discussion sentatives from Australia, a great synergy which was Defense Dr. William Perry
launched in 2009 on com- China, India, Indonesia, reflected in discussions over of FSI closed the confer-
mon challenges and op- Japan, Republic of Korea, three-days. One participant ence by highlighting the
portunities facing nations the Philippines, and Russia. commented that “the level successes of PACRIM II,
in the region in the global CHDS brought in country of information from the pre- but cautioned there is no
commons by PACRIM I. representatives from Canada senters as well as the partic- “one size fits all” solution.
While PACRIM I focused and South America which ipants in the audience was He also pointed out that the
more on the security of the included Mexico, Panama, superb. The way that topics key to success in all these
maritime domain, PACRIM Ecuador, Peru, Chili, and could be related to this re- endeavors will be “greater
II broadened the scope of Columbia. Senior U.S. DoD gional security of the Pacific international cooperation
discussion to include energy attendees included Lt. Gen. Rim region was extremely and collaboration.”
and environmental security Daniel Darnell, Deputy relevant. The points of view
as well as the cyber domain Commander, U.S. Pacific from participants and pre- Ultimately, PACRIM II
and pandemic disease, with Command; Amb. Paul A. senters (other than the U.S. participants agreed that the
panel sessions on: Nuclear Trivelli, Civilian Deputy position) was valuable and keys to success are enhanc-
Energy: Challenges and to the Commander, U.S. very interesting.” ing mutual understanding of
Opportunities; Building Southern Command; Gen. the challenges and opportu-
Resilience in the Face of Gene Renuart, Commander, “The exchange of ideas nities among key nations of
Transnational Threats; NORAD and U.S. North- and perspectives as they the Asia-Pacific Rim, and
Strengthening Regional ern Command; Maj. Gen. relate to the PACRIM and identifying paths forward.
Security Interfaces and Co- Lawrence Stutzriem, Plans, the Western Hemisphere
operation: U.S. Combatant Policy and Strategy (J5), was most thoughtful,” said Photo by William R.
Commander Perspectives; NORAD and U.S. Northern another participant. “The Goodwin.
Renewable Energy: Public- Command; and Lt. Gen. various dimensions, politi-
Private Cooperation; and Francis Kearney, Deputy cal, economic, security were
Future Issues in the Global Commander, U.S. Special most evident. The informa-
Commons. Operations Command. tion shared by the speakers,
APCSS Hosts Tri-lateral HADR Workshop
A workshop to improve
and expand coordination
between the U.S., Japan
and the Republic of Korea
during Humanitarian Assis-
activities was held at the
Asia-Pacific Center for Se-
curity Studies in April.
“The workshop was an im-
portant event in the continu-
ing evolution of the growing
trust and confidence of the
three nations in working
together. Three days of in-
depth, frank and friendly
discussions led to deeper
understanding of the com-
plex issues involved in shar-
Representatives from the U.S., Japan and Republic of Korea participate in an HA/DR Workshop.
ing information for disaster
relief and a stronger com-
mitment to continue to work Each nation presented infor-
on practical ways to make mation on current HA/DR
information sharing easier decision-making processes
among these three important and information sharing
nations, ” said workshop processes, information shar-
coordinator Professor Her- ing policies, and insights
man Finley. from their nation’s partici-
pation in Haiti relief efforts.
The four-day workshop was
held April 14-16 with 39 Experts made presentations
participants. on use of Internet-based
Discussions centered on five portals for information
simple questions: sharing and operational col-
laboration; emerging ways
* What information do we to display data to enhance
need to share to enhance understanding; and unique Dr. Steven Kim (right) leads a workshop discussion.
understanding? needs and contributions of
* What do we need others NGOs in information shar- Participants were enthusias- such as the All Partners
to know about our actions/ ing. tic about emerging technol- Area Network (APAN).
intentions? ogies for sharing informa-
* Who do we need to share tion and how those could be The workshop concluded
with? The workshop also used a incorporated into individual with discussion of “Ways
* How do we share these disaster scenario to help fo- nation’s efforts for crisis re- Ahead,” practical recom-
kinds of information? cus participant discussions sponse planning. mendations to the nations
* What are the policy, tech- on practical aspects of infor- and the Defense Tri-Lateral
nical and organization is- mation sharing. Of particular interest was Talks for future consider-
sues involved? the notion of a collabora- ation.
tive, Internet-based portal
24 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
Maritime Security in the Pacific Island Region:
Securing the Maritime Commons in the 21st Cen-
tury; Sept. 13-16, 2010
Geographic Focus: Oceania (American Samoa,
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiri-
bati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New
Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solo-
Participants of Pandemic Preparedness Exercise included APCSS
mon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Fiji. Plus
professors Dr. Jim Campbell and Ms. Jessica Ear. Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of
Korea, Timor-Leste, and several NGOs.
Southeast Asia Regional Pandemic
Preparedness and Response Exercise Objective: Articulate a shared understanding of the
emerging threats to region’s maritime commons and
A table top exercise on responding to a pandemics flu out- identify specific measures to address these threats and
break was held Aug. 16-20 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The what is at stake.
focus of this exercise was to help improve the capabilities • Review and discussion of emerging threats to the
of ASEAN member states both individually and collec- commons; and existing collaborative measures to ad-
tively to prepare for and respond to a severe pandemic with dress these threats.
potentially devastating effects on the region. • Discussion of enhancements to existing measures or
new initiatives to address emerging threats, including
The organizers said that the exercise marked the first time the identification of potential models to do so (e.g.,
that multiple nations have united to simulate the effects of a which capabilities, supplied by whom, trained how
pandemic on different sectors of an entire region’s essential and when).
services. • Discussion of resourcing and capacity-building
requirements to support identified enhancements and
“This event provides the opportunity to bring the multi-sec- measures.
tor preparedness focus to a regional level and to set a global • Discussion of next steps required to initiate mea-
example,” said Nhim Vanda, a senior disaster management sures discussed.
official with the Cambodian Government.
The Interface of Science, Technology and Security:
The exercise was designed to study how an outbreak, and Areas of Most Concern, Now and Ahead; Oct 4-8,
the resulting high absenteeism, would impact several es- 2010
sential services simultaneously, especially energy, transport
and health care. It will simulate a communicable disease Geographic Focus: Representatives from each sub-
emergency on the fictional continent of Pandemica, which region in the Asia-Pacific.
has five countries with similar economic and infrastructural
conditions to South-East Asia. Objective: This workshop will bring together subject
matter experts with security officials and influencers
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, from throughout Asia-Pacific to identify and assess
Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as the UN, U.S. the most significant current and emerging scientific
Pacific Command, APCSS and other humanitarian organi- and technological developments/phenomena, their
zations, took part. Participants spent four days responding impacts on international security, and recommended
to fictional reports from the World Health Organization priority actions and further preparations based on
(WHO) regarding the pandemic’s escalation. Asia-Pacific perspectives.
The United States Agency for International Development
(USAID), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humani-
tarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP)
and WHO, also took part. Source, UN news release
APCSS Alumni Associations’ Accomplishments
In 2004, the Philippines and numerous APCSS faculty pre- Ulaanbaatar as a New Helsin-
Mongolia were the first two sentations and executive visits. ki.” Using their own initiative,
countries to form APCSS In Vietnam, alumni co-hosted they conducted a De-mining
alumni associations. In the past workshops on “United Nations and Security Cooperation
five years, 46 more alumni asso- Security Council: Role of Non- conference. APCSS alumni in
ciations have been established. Permanent Member” and “Viet- Russia co-hosted a conference
The incredible surge in alumni nam and United Nations Peace with alumni from the Marshall
groups stems largely from the Operations.” Center entitled "Russian-Amer-
interest in continually building ican Cooperation in the Fight
upon the cooperative efforts and In Timor Leste, alumni sup- against Terrorism."
multilateral relationships formed ported workshops on developing
while attending APCSS. Over a National Security Strategy and Peru alumni created and con-
the past few years, many of the Security Sector Development. ducted a month-long “Security
alumni associations have taken To strengthen its crisis prepara- in the Asia Pacific Region”
the initiative to improve secu- tion and response, Brunei, alum- course based on the Advanced
rity cooperation efforts. Since ni co-hosted a National Disaster Security Cooperation Course at
participation in these private Management workshop. Alumni APCSS. In Canada, the alumni
organizations is voluntary, the police officials in Hong Kong conducted two “Maritime Secu-
array of activities is very broad, created a Counter-terrorism rity Challenges” conferences.
ranging from social gatherings course and supported the secu-
to serving as governmental advi- rity for the equestrian events in
sory bodies on security issues. the 2008 Olympics. South Asia:
Southeast Asia: Northeast Asia and Americas Nepalese alumni formed a core
group to support the security
The alumni in the Philippines Together with APCSS, the sector development process in
and APCSS co-hosted the South Mongolian alumni co-hosted Nepal and they assisted in facil-
and Southeast Asia Alumni As- the “Emergency Preparedness itation of a workshop on “Fed-
sociations Workshop: “Enhanc- and Risk Reduction Workshop;” eralism and Security in Nepal.”
ing National Capabilities and and co-hosted with the Marshall Bangladesh alumni established
Regional Cooperation.” They Center alumni a seminar in the Institute of Peace and Secu-
also conducted a roundtable Mongolia entitled “Present and
discussion on the GRP-MILF Future Security Environment continued on page 33
peace process, and they support- in North-East and Central Asia:
ed the Southeast Asia Regional
Security Forum 2010. Alumni
created the Philippine Institute
for Peace, Violence and Terror-
ism Research and the Asia Pa-
cific Regional Security Forum,
Inc. which served as the host for
several “Multilateral Maritime
In Indonesia, the alumni con-
ducted a conference to discuss
the “Development of a National
Defense University.” The alum-
ni in Thailand have supported
26 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010 APCSS Alumni Association in Chile.
Australia Botswana Indonesia Wayan Deli Su-
Lieutenant Gen- Joseph Seelo, Albert Maton- partha, ASC09-1,
eral David Hur- CSRT05-2, was dang, SEC05-3, was promoted to
ley, SEC01-2, was promoted to colo- was appointed colonel.
appointed Vice nel. Ambassador to
Chief of Defence Portugal.
Force for Australia.
Ms. Ann Harrap, Mr. Tharchean, Gregorius Djalu, Gojiro Wata-
EC03-3, was EC05-2, was ap- EC05-1, was pro- nabe, EC01-2,
assigned as the pointed as a judge moted to colonel. promoted to rear
Deputy High in the Royal Court admiral upper
Commissioner, of Justice. half.
Commission, Port Canada Ricky Malaysia
Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Winowatan,
Vice Admiral Ambassador
EC05-1, was pro-
Dean McFadden, Dato Mohd Yusof
Bangladesh moted to colonel
EC02-2, was ap- Ahmad, EC04-3,
Makbul Hossain, and is the defense
pointed Chief of completed his term
CCM08-1, was attaché in Thai-
the Maritime Staff. as Ambassador to
promoted to com- land.
Switzerland and has returned
modore. Comoros to Malaysia.
I Wayan Sulaba,
CSRT05-1, was Dr. Maria Sulei-
Md. Ghulam EC05-2, was pro-
promoted to ma- man, CCM08-2,
Hussain, SSD10- moted to colonel.
jor. was promoted to
1, was promoted Senior Medical
as Acting Secre- Office UD 54.
tary, Ministry of
Commerce. Prapto Suprapto,
EC05-3, was pro- Madagascar
promoted to first
moted to major.
Yahya Syed, marshal. Hippolyte Rari-
SSTR06-1, was son Ramaroson,
promoted to cap- EC98-3, was pro-
tain. Chaerul Yani, moted to admiral.
Amarjeet S. promoted as Chief Micronesia
Chabbewal, of Police.
A.K.M. Majibur Aurelio Joab,
EC00-3, was pro-
Bhuiyan, EC02- EC03-3, was
moted to major
2, was appointed elected Senator
general. Marsetio M.M.,
Ambassador to Pohnpei State
Bhutan. SEC07-1, was Legislature.
Suresh Kabra, promoted to rear
EC08-2, was pro- admiral and is Marshall
moted to air com- Commander of the
Mr. Masudur Islands
modore. Military Transportation Sea
Rahman, ASC09- Ms. Kino Ka-
1, was appointed Command.
bua, EC02-3 was
Political Counselor promoted as Per-
Mr. Anil Upad- Sisriadi Achmad,
for Embassy of manent Secretary,
hyay, SEC06-2, EC07-2, was pro-
Bangladesh in Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
was promoted to moted to colonel.
ment of Youth Continued on next page
More Promotions.... Mr. Lundeg Shailendra Charge d ‘Affairs of the Em-
Purevsuren, Khanal, CSRT09- bassy of Palau in Taipei.
EC03-3, has tran- 1, was promoted
sitioned to the as Senior Superin- Papua New Guinea
President’s Office tendent of Armed Kapi Maro,
was promoted as
of Mongolia as Police Force. EC97-2, was pro-
Foreign Policy moted as Director
for Bureau of Mul-
Advisor to the President of Colonel Suresh General, Econom-
Mongolia. Sharma, EC06-3, ic and Develop-
gal Affairs, MOFA.
was appointed as ment Cooperation
Nepal Defense Attaché, Division in the
Raghu Bhan- Embassy of Nepal Department of Foreign Affairs
dary, SSTR06-2, in Pakistan. and Trade.
was promoted as
Assistant Secre- was promoted to
colonel. Pakistan Peru
tary for Bureau of
United States of Brigadier General Rear Admiral
America, MOFA. Tahir Saddique, (Ret.) Juan Ro-
EC05-3, is serving driguez, SEC07-1
Ms. Annette Note, Madhuban as the Defense At- was nominated
EC04-3, was pro- Paudel, EC03-2, taché in Pakistan General Director
moted as Assistant has been appointed Embassy, Moscow. of Education for the Peruvian
Secretary for Bu- Ambassador of Ministry of Defense.
reau of Bilateral Nepal to Kuwait. Mohammad Asif
Affairs, MOFA. Sandila, SEC07- Philippines
1, was promoted
Pradhumna B. to vice admiral. Ferdinand
Shah, EC99-2, “Andy” Cui Jr.,
Major General EC04-2, was pro-
was appointed as
Jalbajav Nanzad- moted as career
Ambassador of Bashir Ahmad
dorji, EC02-2, Undersecretary,
Nepal to Brazil. Syed, EC04-1, was
is Advisor to the Presidential Man-
promoted to rear
President of Mon- agement Staff, Office of the
golia. President of the Philippines.
Mr. Enkhsaikhan Philip Cacayan,
was promoted to Shahzad Sikan-
Mendsaikhan, ASC09-1, was
brigadier and is der, EC02-1, was
SEC05-2, is Head promoted to com-
commanding a promoted to major
of the National modore.
brigade in Nepal general.
Reform Party of
Sohail Abbas Fernando Trini-
Bhishma Kanta Zaidi, EC06-1, dad, CSRT08-3,
Mr. Tsendiin was promoted to
Aryal, CSRT08-1, was promoted to
was promoted as major general.
elected as a Mem-
tor General of Mr.
ber of Parliament.
the Armed Police Sajjad Khan,
Force. ASC09-1, was F. Reginald D. Villasanta,
Mr. Odbayar CSRT09-1, was
promoted to First
Dorj, SEC06-1, is promoted to po-
Upendra Aryal, Secretary, Em-
Governor of Dor- lice chief superin-
CCM08-2, was bassy of Pakistan,
nod Aimag. tendent and he is
promoted as Dep- Hungary.
uty Inspector Gen- designated as the
eral of Police. Palau Director of the In-
Mr. Jon Marvin Philippine National Police.
3, CSRT06-1 and
28 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010 CCM09-1, is the
Ferozaldo Paul Ajith Gagan Waruna
Regencia, EC04-2 Kariyakarawana, Bulathsinghala, Gunawardana,
and CSRT09-2, CSRT06-1, was EC05-1, was pro- CCM09-1, was
was promoted to promoted to briga- moted to air vice promoted to group
colonel. dier general. marshal. captain.
Republic of Korea Ellalagoda Admiral K.T.S.S. Gu-
Gamage De D.W.A.S. Dis- nawardana,
Kwon, Ojeong, Silva, EC05-2, sanayake, EC05- CCM08-2, was
EC04-2, was pro- was promoted to 3, was appointed promoted to colo-
moted to colonel. air vice marshal Chief of Staff in nel.
and he is Director, Inspection the Navy.
R.R. Wijayas- Taiwan
P.D.K.T. undara, EC05-2, Liao, Hung-
Jayasinghe, was promoted to Chieh, was pro-
EC05-2, was pro-
CSRT06-2, was rear admiral and is moted to major
moted to colonel.
promoted to group Director General general.
captain and he is of Logistics.
Mr. Sng Seow the National De- Tanzania
Lian, EC96-1, is fense University in Pakistan. Dhammika Dias,
Head, Strategic CSRT06-3, was Peter Matagi,
Planning and Proj- Dayal Wijeratne, promoted to cap- ASC10-1, was
ects at the S. Ra- SSTR06-2, was tain; he is Com- promoted to se-
jaratnam School promoted to wing mander 4th Fast nior superinten-
of International commander. Attack Flotilla. dent of police.
Studies, Nanyang Technologi-
Continued on next page
Chee Meng Ng,
promoted to ma-
jor general and to
Chief of the Air
was promoted as
Chief of Navy.
has been appoint-
ed as Ambassador
Ruwan De Silva,
CCM08-1, was Tonga alumni at a special Alumni Association social.
promoted to briga-
EC02-1, is first
Thailand ment of ASEAN
SEC99-1, is am-
bassador to the
EC02-3, is first
U.S. in Washing-
ment of European
Governor of Yala Commander Noel
province. Dahlke, EC08-1,
completed his tour
Sombat Phongsri, at APCSS as the
EC08-2, was pro- College Operations
Philippine alumni during their annual APA Christmas Party
moted to colonel. Officer and is as-
held last December.
signed as the commander of
the VP-26 Tridents squadron at
the Naval Air Station Jackson-
Charivat Captain William Superintendent Daniel Vake
Santaputra, Colonel Patrick Rall, EC02-2, Rakau, EC02-1,
SEC01-1, is am- Miller, APOC took command was promoted as
bassador to Ger- 07-3, transferred of the USCGC Chief of Staff to
many. from PACOM to Healy, the U.S. the Commissioner
Italy where he is Coast Guard’s of Police.
Ambassador the Commander, largest icebreaker.
Tharit 31st Operations Group.
SEC05-2, is am- Stephan Fred Chesbro,
bassador to South Notarianni, ASC09-2, was
Africa. EC03-1, is the promoted to colo- Vietnam
Deputy Chief, nel. Phan Van Sang,
Minister Pravit Military Liaison EC04-3, was pro-
Chaimongkol, Office at the moted to senior
SEC03-1, is Di- American Em- colonel.
rector General De- bassy Rome, Vanuatu
partment of South Italy. Joshua Bong,
Asian, Middle EC08-1, was pro- Ambassador
East and African moted to colonel Doan Ngoc Boi,
Affairs. Rear Admiral and appointed as EC00-3, was reap-
Stephen Commissioner of the Vanuatu pointed as Ambas-
Mr. Theeratep Mehling, Police Force. sador of Vietnam
Promvongsanon, APOC09-1, took to Helsinki, Fin-
EC03-1, is Direc- command of the land.
tor, Central Asia 14th Coast Guard
Group. District in Honolulu.
30 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
Bangladesh Indonesia Lieutenant
Commodore Air Vice Marshal Colonel Ahmed
Zareer, EC04-1, Brigadier Gen-
Nurul Amin Faustinus Poer-
retired from the eral Nicolas
Chowdhury, woko, SEC03-2,
military. Ojeda Jr., EC06-
EC99-2, retired retired and is now
2, retired from
from the military. a Defense Analyst.
the military. His
New Zealand last designation was Chief, Of-
Lt Col Mahbu- Brigadier Gener-
fice of Strategic and Special
bul Chowdhury, al Erwin Barley, Richard New-
Studies, Armed Forces of the
EC03-2, retired PRS09-1, retired lands, SEC06-3,
from military ser- from the military. retired as Air
vice Commodore from
the New Zealand
Defence Force Lieutenant Colo-
Lieutenant Mauritius and is serving as nel Harold Lim,
Colonel A.Y A. the first Civilian Director of CSRT08-1, retired
Zobayer Ullah, the Provincial Reconstruction from the military.
EC05-3, retired Team in Bamyan Province, He is now work-
1, retired from the
from the military. Afghanistan. ing in the internet marketing
business at Zion Global Mar-
keting. He has also started
Papua New his own consultancy business
Pengiran Has- Brigadier Gener- Guinea in intelligence and security
sanan Pg Johari/ al Ahmed Naeem research.
Mohamed, EC97- James Laki,
2, retired from the EC01-2, retired as
retired as a Direc- Sri Lanka
military. a lieutenant colo-
tor of Defence Policy, Ministry Mr. S. C.
nel and is working
of Defence. Jayanthasiri
Colonel as the Executive Director of
the Peace Foundation, Mela- Bandaragama,
India Mohamed Na-
nesia. EC01-1, retired
Captain Mugi zim, EC03-1,
from his position
Dhanraj, EC04-3, retired from the
as Additional Secretary and is
retired from the military.
now working as an attorney.
military and is now
Chief Pilot and Rear Admiral S.
GM Flight Opera-
tions for Taneja Aerospace and
Micronesia P. Weerasekera,
from the navy and
was elected as
Mr. Ashok Member of Parlia-
Kumar Dhingra, ment.
retired from his Rear Admiral
position as deputy Lesturuge
secretary in the Dharmapriya,
Ministry of Home EC99-3, retired
Affairs. from the navy and
was selected as
Commodore Director General of
Pradeep Khanna, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.
from the Indian
Alumni from the Federal States of Micronesia gather during a
Navy. Continued on next page
dinner hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia.
from the army.
from the navy and
is Director Gen-
eral Civil Defence Force.
Air Vice Marshal
and is General
APCSS Alumni Association in Comoros.
istration and Lo-
gistics, Lanka Bell Ltd.
Jayanath Laksen Vanuatu Mr. Efren Lapuz,
Salgado, EC02-1, Mr. Nigel Quai, CSRT08-2, retired
Rear Admiral retired and is now EC99-1, retired from the Drug En-
Sunil Samara- the Group General from the Vanuatu forcement Agency
tunga, EC04-3, Manager at Global Police Force as and has accepted
SEC07-2, retired Sea Foods Com- Superintendent. an offer from the
and is General pany. He is now happily National Drug In-
Manager, Marine helping his daughter Vanessa telligence Center to work as a
Environment Protection Au- Taiwan Quai market her new music Senior Intelligence Analyst at
thority. Captain Tiehlin career. the San Diego Law Enforce-
Yen, EC02-2, ment Coordination Center.
Senior retired from the Colonel Patu
Superintendent Navy after 28 years Lui, EC00-1,
Lakshman of service. He is retired as Com- Ms. Delia
De Silva, EC00-2, currently a Policy missioner of the Elizabeth Stoehr,
retired from the Analyst at the Vanuatu Police EC96-1, after 30
police and is Head McArthur Center for Security Force. years of public
of Security and Safety Lanka Studies in Taipei. He is also service, retired
Bell Co. Ltd. serving as Secretary of the United States as Acting Divi-
Taiwan APCSS Alumni As- sion Chief of the
Mr. Terry Daru, Northeast Asia Policy Division
Brigadier Nalin sociation. EC01-1, retired
R. Witharanage, at Pacific Command
from the U.S. De-
EC05-1, retired Tonga partment of State
from military ser- as a Counselor for
vice. Captain Mathew
Assistant Police Narcotic Affairs and is now Cutts, CSRT06-3,
Commander working for DoS as APEC retired from the
Air Vice Marshal Sione Talanoa, 2001 Program Coordinator. U.S. Coast Guard.
from the Tonga Police Force.
32 CURRENTS Summer/Fall 2010
(continued from page 26)
rity Studies, conducting posium. APCSS alumni in Reserve Force Capacity,” Associations
research and conferences Sri Lanka coordinated with to determine the feasibility
to help solve security is- alumni from Nepal to create of creating such a force in
sues, including efforts to university-level curriculum PNG. Australia
counter terrorism. The for “Development, Peace Bangladesh
Pakistan Alumni Associa- and Security” courses and Recognizing the value of Bhutan
tion provides an excel- they conducted security is- integrated and collabora- Cambodia *
lent example of prep- sues roundtable discussions. tive efforts, APCSS alumni, Canada
ping Fellows for APCSS through alumni associa- Chile
courses and for making Oceania: tions, have demonstrated the China
recommendations regard- willingness and determina- Comoros
ing potential participants Together with APCSS, Ton- tion to foster national and
for APCSS courses and ga alumni co-hosted a “Pa- international relations that
workshops. cific Island Nation Security advance security coopera- Hong Kong
Collaboration” workshop. tion throughout the region. India
Maldives alumni co- In Papua New Guinea, the We applaud APCSS alumni Indonesia
hosted the South Asia alumni conducted a confer- for their ongoing contribu- Iraq
Counter-terrorism Sym- ence entitled “Building a tions to regional security. Japan
Ambassador Marshall Islands
Nguyen Thac Mauritius**
Dinh, EC03-3, Micronesia
retired upon Mongolia
his posting in New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Major Gen- Peru
eral Nguyen Philippines
Ngoc Giao, Rep. of Korea
SEC05-2, re- Russia
The chartering of the Kazakhstan APCSS Alumni Association.
tired from the Solomon Islands
military. Sri Lanka
Senior Colonel Thailand
Le Van Mai, Timor-Leste
EC98-3, retired Tonga
from the mili- Tuvalu
U.S. (HI & DC)
* informal group
** Joint alumni associa-
tion with the Africa Center
APCSS Alumni Association in New Zealand.
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