North Korea has significantly increased its missile testing this year. Hawaii, Alaska and Guam are reportedly now within range of an intercontinental missile. The situation seems to change rapidly and unexpectedly.
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Jerry Boster, Maritime Security Officer of the U.S. Pacific Command, advises the Commander on maritime security strategy and policy items related to the Asia-Pacific region. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and completed graduate studies at the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan, Adjutant General of the Hawaii State Department of Defense, oversees the training and readiness of 5,500 Soldiers and Airmen of the Hawaii National Guard. He also serves as Director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, provides direct support to the Office of Veterans Services, and is the Homeland Security Advisor to Governor David Y. Ige. Before assuming his current position, he served as the G3, Hawaii Army National Guard.
General Frances Mossman (ret.) has 45 years of combined experience in national security, defense, international relations and domestic programs at all levels of government. She retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General, following a long military career and assignments on the air staff in Washington, D.C. Mossman received a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University National Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii.