Event Details

Location: Honolulu, HI

Please treat yourself and your guests to an unusual talk on the relations between the U.S. and Chinese armed forces. It’s on Tuesday, May 10th, and the details are below. Our distinguished speaker will be Brig. Gen. David Stilwell (Ret.).

General Stilwell retired last November from the Air Force as Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Asia, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for regional planning and policy, and for the implementation of the national security strategy for the Asia-Pacific, Central, South, Northeast and Southeast Asia regions.  Additionally, he provides politico-military advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense.

He entered the Air Force in 1980 as a Korean linguist. After a tour of duty in Korea, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating in 1987 with a degree in Asian history. He then attended the University of Hawaii, earning a Master’s degree in Asian studies and Chinese language in 1988. A career fighter pilot with 3000 hours and operational tours in the RF-4C and the F-16, Gen. Stilwell’s “ground” experience is equally impressive: Assistant Professor of History at the Air Force Academy, Chief of Combat Applications at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, and Chief of Plans and Programs for Air Combat Command.

He also commanded the Adversary Tactics Group at Nellis AFB, Nev., where he was responsible for integrating Air, Space and Cyberspace threat training for Air Force and Joint audiences, as well as the planning and execution of four RED FLAG exercises annually. General Stilwell has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey in support of combat operations in the Middle East.

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
Place: (NOTE RECENT VENUE CHANGE) The Ohana Room at Architects Hawaii, Ltd, through the courtesy of Harvard Club member David Miller. It’s on the 29th floor of the Makai Tower of Pacific Guardian Center, 733 Bishop Street.

Cost: FREE
Lunch: Bring your own sandwich, bento, beverage, etc.
RSVP by email to arkie@arkoehl.com.
Arkie Koehl
VP, Activities
Harvard Club of Hawaii