The Hawai 'i State Senate is honored to formally recognize Lieutenant General (Retired) Daniel P. Leaf for his service as the Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). Director Leaf is also distinguished for his contributions to enhance security cooperation among government and non-government professionals during a critical period of national rebalance to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
During his tenure as the Director, he brilliantly led the DKI APCSS through an unprecedented
expansion in the influence of the Center in Indo-Asia-Pacific security. Acting in support of the
Office of Secretary of Defense and United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) strategic objectives, he elevated DKI APCSS to become the premier institution for development of new ideas and relationships affecting regional security. Under his direction, DKI APCSS became the forum of choice for focused strategic communications via unique education, capacity building workshops, and policy relevant research. His tremendous leadership, innovation and unbridled energy has been responsible for the Center's position in the forefront of responsive regional engagement.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Leaf became the Director for DKI APCSS in January 2012. Prior to APCSS, he worked in the defense industry as vice president of full spectrum initiatives at Northrop Grumman Information Systems. Formerly the Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2008 after more than 33 years of service. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Leaf was a command pilot with more than 3,600 flight hours, including F-15 and F-16 combat missions
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Leaf holds a master's degree in military art and science from the Command and
General Staff College. He also earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Senate of the Twenty-Ninth Legislature of the State of Hawai 'i hereby recognizes Lieutenant General (Retired) Daniel P. Leaf for his dedication to furthering positive relationships between nations and expresses its appreciation and aloha for his service to the people of the State of Hawai 'i.