Regional Leader Development Program-Pacific gets underway

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students from the Regional Leader Development Plan-Pacific hosted by United States Army Pacific attend the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC) at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, August 21 — 25 in Honolulu. (Photo by Dalton Nouchi)

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FORT DERUSSY — Students from the Regional Leader Development Program-Pacific, hosted by U.S. Army-Pacific, attended the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, or APOC, here, at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Aug. 21-25.

APOC provides an introduction to Asia-Pacific culture, politics, protocols and challenges, while addressing U.S. interests in the region.

The course includes a rigorous program of lectures and interactive sessions and three break-out seminar sessions.

APOC is just one of the five weeks of Asia Pacific Region and academic training that these students will receive.

After completing instruction on strategic leadership, and cultural and critical thinking, these students will be immersed through travel to Korea, Malaysia and Timor Leste where they will experience different cultures in both Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

The goal of RLDP-P is to provide service members the education, training, mentorship and regional experiences sooner, beyond the traditional institutional military basics, yielding strategic, adaptive and professional leaders.

RLDP-P students will have an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree program with a regionally accredited partner university.

RLDP-P is a joint, multinational activity, sponsored by USARPAC, targeting mid-career military professionals (company grade officers, noncommissioned officers who are E6 (promotable) through E8), assigned to U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and nominated by parent commands in accordance with established selection criteria.

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