RELEASE NUMBER: 120611-02
DATE POSTED: JUNE 11, 2012
Carrier graduates from APCSS course
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Public Affairs Office
HONOLULU (USASOC News Service, June 11, 2012) – U.S. Army Capt. Joe Carrier, a psychological operations officer assigned to 9th Military Information Support Operation Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., from Wichita, Kan., graduated June 5 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation” course.
Carrier received his certificate from Deputy Dean of Academics, College of Security Studies, David M. Shanahan, retired U.S. Army colonel.
Carrier joined 88 other senior civilian and military leaders from 35 countries, and one international organization who attended the 4 ½-week course to study regional security.
The executive course focus is on building relationships among mid-career leaders and decision makers within the region and has over the years produced 2,783 alumni. Its curriculum emphasizes the non-war fighting aspects of security and international relations, and challenges Fellows to develop regional and transnational perspectives. Security is examined as a comprehensive mix of political, economic, social, military, diplomatic, information and ecological dimensions and how they affect the stability and security of the region as a whole.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense academic institute that addresses regional and global security issues. Military and civilian representatives, most from the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The center supports the U.S. Pacific Command by developing and sustaining relationships among security practitioners and national security establishments throughout the region. Its mission is to build capacities and communities of interest by educating, connecting, and empowering security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security. It is one of the Department of Defense’s five regional security studies centers.