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Job Posting – Associate Professor Faculty Member

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense executive education institution that educates, empowers, and connects current and future leaders from the Indo-Pacific region. The Center offers in-resident courses, workshops and dialogues in Honolulu and the Indo-Pacific region, and conducts policy-relevant research to build security capacity and collaboration. DKI APCSS addresses traditional and non-traditional security issues, including the relationship between governance and the security sector; transnational threats such as organized crime, terrorism, violent extremism, and trafficking; maritime security; crises; analytical security assessments; and whole-of-society collaboration to include the role of women, peace and security. The audience of Fellows are mid- to senior-level civilian and military officials from all over the world. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Center invites applications for:


The Center seeks elite educators to teach, facilitate, research, and engage security professionals in the Indo-Pacific Region to promote secure, stable and prosperous region.
Responsibilities for associate/full professor faculty members
• Teach, facilitate, research, team, perform administrative duties to support academic functions
• Lecture on selected regional security topics in executive education courses
• Facilitate and lead seminars, workshops, dialogues, visits, and regional engagements
• Manage and coordinated courses, workshops, and dialogues Essential selection criteria for SECURITY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT associate/full professor faculty members
• High level of experience in security and defense sector governance, development, and institutional capacity building of Indo-Pacific partner governments to increase capacity within their security institutions
• Experience in capacity building, national security consultations, sector-wide coordination, and strategic planning as related to the evolution and transformation of roles and responsibilities of security agencies
• Experience working with U.S. embassies in region, including familiarity with a country team, office of defense cooperation, U.S. State Department and USAID policies

Required qualifications and attributes for associate/full professor faculty members
• Doctoral or Master’s degree
• U.S. citizen, or foreign national who has resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years; must be eligible for H-1B work visa.
• If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
• Proven ability in teaching and seminar facilitation
• Proven ability to function as a team member

Desirable selection criteria for associate/full professor faculty members
• Knowledge of U.S. Foreign Policy with particular reference to U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific region.
• Ability to teach a gendered security perspective
• Experience at the operational, strategic, or policy level in a multilateral setting
• Awareness of security issues in one or more countries in the Indo-Pacific region
• Demonstrable skill in at least one regional language
Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Salary range is $93,000 – $127,496 inclusive of locality pay (18.98%) and cost of living allowance (10.64%). All faculty at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies are employed on limited-term, excepted-service positions, for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal. Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates must submit the following items by email to Please make sure you type the title of the position you are applying too in subject line of email.

1. Letter of Interest. Provide a brief description of your professional goals, personal interests and desired areas of study.
2. Curriculum Vitae. Should reflect educational background, work experience, publications, and salary history
3. Two Letters of Reference

Additional information
• Positions will be filled between 1 November 2019 and 1 June 2020
• Application deadline: 14 September 2019
• Applications will be considered against current faculty requirements
• Application packages will be retained for 6 months
• Application materials become the property of the Department of the Defense and will not be returned
• Individuals selected for interviews will be asked to provide bona fide transcripts from the academic institutions granting their advanced degree(s) and two samples of their publications
• Department of the Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer
• All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor
• Department of the Defense provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact the Center’s Human Resources  Department at to ensure that the Department of the Defense can consider such a request. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis
• Learn more about the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies by visiting:

Mentoring – What Matters Most – Article by Rear Admiral Alvin “Bull” Holsey, USN

Mentoring – What Matters Most – Article by Rear Admiral Alvin “Bull” Holsey, USN

What matters most when it comes to mentoring?  The answer is simple: You just have to give a damn!   After 30 years in the US Navy, some thought and reflection, I am convinced we have to be better mentors.

Throughout history, successful leaders across numerous fields have said that a mentor or two, maybe more, helped them along the way.  Admiral Nimitz credited Rear Admiral Samuel S. Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. credited Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg credited a former college professor, Larry Summers.  READ MORE…

Coast Guardsman Earns NNOA-Sponsored College Scholarship

Coast Guardsman Earns NNOA-Sponsored College Scholarship



ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Seeking to reward enlisted military members of the Sea Services who give back to their communities while overcoming major challenges in their pursuit of educational and professional goals, National Naval Officers Association President Sinclair M. Harris named Coast Guard Electronics Technician 2nd Class Melissa N. Hyacinth as the first recipient of the Olivia J. Hooker Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship.

“I am honored to announce Petty Officer Melissa N. Hyacinth as the winner and first recipient of the NNOA Dr. Olivia J. Hooker STEM Scholarship,” said Sinclair. “The scholarship acknowledges the outstanding contributions of our sea service enlisted personnel who exemplify the life and legacy of Dr. Hooker who served her country honorably as a Coast Guardsman and later as a psychologist, educator and civil rights activist.”

This program’s inaugural award provides Hyacinth with $500 of tuition support as she works to complete her bachelor’s degree.

“I am excited and humbled by this award,” said Hyacinth. “I will use the scholarship to continue my education at American Military University where I am pursuing a degree in cybersecurity.” She added that she wants to continue serving the Coast Guard in the future as a cybersecurity officer because of the growing need for cybersecurity expertise.

Hyacinth serves as the lead maintenance feedback coordinator for the long-range enforcer product line at the Coast Guard’s Surface Force Logistics Center in Baltimore, Md. According to the Coast Guard, her division provides the engineering maintenance and logistical support for hull, mechanical, electrical and ordinance support for Coast Guard WHEC/WMSL-class cutters and Haley, Healy, and Polar-class ice breakers.

In addition to her engineering and electronics expertise, Hyacinth spends considerable volunteer time working with Habitat for Humanity and Lighthouse, Inc., repairing furniture and operating clothing drives for victims of Hurricane Maria. She also volunteers at Washington, D.C., food banks ensuring the area’s needy children have daily food supplies and holiday meals. Hyacinth also supports local schools by volunteering with the Coast Guard Partners in Education Program, helping support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

For her volunteering efforts, the Coast Guard awarded Hyacinth the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and strongly recommended her for the Dr. Hooker Scholarship program.

This scholarship honors the life, charity, civil rights leadership and educational accomplishments of Olivia J. Hooker, who became the first African-American woman to enlist in the Coast Guard’s female military corps in February 1945. After her honorable discharge in 1946, Hooker went on to earn her master’s in psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Rochester.

In 1963, Hooker became an associate professor of psychology at New York’s Fordham University and served as the director of psychology at the Kennedy Child Study Center in the Bronx until her official retirement in 2002.

Despite retiring at the age of 87, she remained active in the community as a consultant in the areas of education and mental health, one of the founders of the Tulsa Race Riot Commission, and as a volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and local civic organizations until her death in November 2018. 

Media Advisory:

For any press queries concerning NNOA’s Dr. Hooker Scholarship Program, please contact Navy Cmdr. Shameen Anthanio-Williams (Ret.) at  or by phone at (202) 841-7126. Additional media support is available from Rachel O’Sullivan at  or by phone at 760-310-4146. The Association’s scholarship webpages at provide additional information.

About the National Naval Officers Association:

Founded in 1972, the National Naval Officers Association is an advocacy organization of active duty, reserve and retired officers, midshipmen and cadets, and interested civilians of all ranks and ethnic groups working together to promote leadership and career development, junior officer mentoring, and professional networking.

Supported by an international collection of chapters, the national headquarters works with its chapters to support the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, Maritime Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse officer corps that represents the very best the country has to offer.

NNOA – Message from the Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Karl Schultz

Inclusion is a leadership skill developed through healthy communication, education, and interaction. There is no shortcut, no silver bullet. You have to work hard at inclusion every day. I was honored to meet with U.S. service members last week who are striving to better serve our Nation by honing their leadership skills at National Naval Officers Association’s 47th Annual Symposium in San Diego.

Thank you to all the service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who participated.  Semper Paratus!



MOAA Military & Veteran Networking Forum & Hiring Event

MOAA Military & Veteran Networking Forum & Hiring Event


The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host its fifth annual Military and Veteran Networking Forum this fall. We hope you and your organization will accept this invitation to participate and join us in helping currently serving military, veterans and military spouses identify meaningful and impactful civilian employment opportunities.

Below you will find additional information about the event and instructions on how to RSVP.

MOAA Military and Veteran Networking Forum

September 19, 2019 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.


Concept: An evening of networking and professional development designed to provide those who have served, and their spouses, the opportunity to meet industry leaders, talent acquisition professionals, hiring managers, executives, and resource specialists.  

  • 700+ Veterans, Transitioning Service members, and Spouses
    • Majority of attendees are transitioning, midgrade and retired military officers exploring new career opportunities
  • Employers include top military-friendly companies and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Welcome address by distinguished keynote speaker and panel discussions on “Which Business Sector is Right for You” and “Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • Unique opportunity to connect executives, mentors, and community leaders with talented military professionals entering the civilian workforce

Booth Fee: Complimentary. For partners and company invitees willing to complete a short interview and hiring survey after the event, there is no fee to participate*.  Registration includes:

  • Reception/networking style station with high-top skirted table, two tall stools and sign custom made by MOAA with your company name
  • Access to the event for up to four company representatives
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages throughout the evening
  • Company description in the event program mobile app

This event is funded by The MOAA Foundation a (501(c)(3)) charity. We rely heavily on contributions from employers and individuals each year to make the forum possible. When deciding how much to donate, please consider a suggested contribution of $1,500 or more. Thank you for your continuing support!    


Brian D. Anderson
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret)
Senior Director, Career Transition & Member Services
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

*If you or your organization would prefer not to complete the survey, you may opt-out during the registration process and will be charged a table fee of $1,995.