POSTED: 07:11 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2012
The former number two at the U.S. Pacific Command has been selected to be the new director of a Defense Department academic institute in Waikiki.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf will take over at the helm of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Tuesday.
Leaf served as U.S. Pacific Command deputy commander from 2005 to 2008. He then retired after more than 33 years in the Air Force.
Most recently, Leaf has been vice president of full spectrum initiatives at defense contractor Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is in Fort DeRussy in Waikiki.
Uniformed and civilian representatives of U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations attend classes, professional exchanges and outreach events at the center.