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  Thomas J. Raquer 7426 E. Stetson Dr. #4011E Scottsdale, AZ 85251 USA Phone: 1-602-632-4280 October 15, 2019 To Whom it May Concern, I am a retired United States Air Force Officer Southeast Asia Politico-Military Affairs Officer, and am now seeking a consulting, lecturer or research position concerning Asia-Pacific Affairs, focusing on Southeast Asia, perhaps with a United States’ orientation.  As you will read, I am a deeply experienced Asia/Pacific practitioner, able to offer in-depth and high level United States’ policy, strategy and analytical experience on the the Asia-Pacific, with a focus on the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. I complement this knowledge with over ten years “ on the ground ”  experience, serving in a variety of U.S. embassy positions , and other assignments in Indonesia, The Philippines, Timor-Leste, and, in an earlier life, as an enlisted man in Thailand, Vietnam and Korea. In addition, I have had working /conference assignments in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Likely, most relevant, would be my assignment at the U. S. Pacific Command’s  (now the Indo-Pacific Command) as a Southeast Asia Political-Military Affairs Strategist (1996-2004). There, I prepared daily analysis and assessments on SEA, with recommendations on regional policy and strategy, for commanders, ambassadors and senior diplomats. Along side this assignment, I worked with the U.S. State Department, East Asia Bureau, as PACOM’s Representative to the ASEAN Regional Forum(ARF), where together we developed Political-Military initiatives intended to strengthen ARF as the region’s forum to address conflict in the Asia -Pacific. As mentioned above, I support this analytical experience with ten years “ on the ground experience ”  in Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Timor Leste, where I can add, I worked closely with the Australian Defence Forces and United Nations’ Peacekeepers.  On civilian assignments , I served as the U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) (Indo-Pacific) Liaison to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in Washington D.C., and prior to this I was a program consultant for the Center for Excellence (COE) in Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Preparedness in Honolulu, Hawaii. Beyond this, I offer prior experience as an Institutional Development Adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. There, I advised Indonesia’s Ministry of Home Affairs and seven kabupatens (local governments) on possible improvements they might undertake to improve the administration of their public work’s programs.    I am too a graduate of the U.S. Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM), as well as a graduate of U.S. Defense Language Institute (DLI), where I trained in Bahasa Indonesia. I wish to add that my eagerness to come out of retirement to consult and lecture on Asia/Pacific political and military matters was triggered by a recent near two year trip that included lengthy visits to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. These visits allowed me to catch up with regional activities and events influencing each of these countries, and the larger Asia-Pacific region. I look forward to hearing of any possibilities you might consider. Below, I offer a condensed version of my resume. On request, I will provide a comprehensive resume, with references. Sincerely, Lt Col (ret)Thomas J.Raquer, USAF SUMMARY OF KEY ACTIVITIES PACOM’s Liaison with United States Agency for International Development (2010). On a “at will” contract I prepared crisis coordination plans for PACOM with USAID to better respond jointly to crisis,  both natural and man-made, in the Asia-Pacific. The need to improve coordination was triggered by the 2004 Asia Tsunami. Crisis Action Program Development Consultant. Served as a consultant to the Center for Excellence (COE) in Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response and Peacekeeping in Honolulu (2008). I developed crisis action scenarios that would be used by Pacific nations to improve their ability to jointly plan and respond to crisis to bring stability and order back to a nation in a state of destabilization, as a result of natural or man-made crisis. Southeast Asia (SEA) Politico/Military Affairs Officer (1997-2004). At PACOM headquarters (Indo-Pacific Command) in Honolulu, I prepared daily analysis and assessments on SEA, with emphasis on Indonesia for senior commanders and diplomatic leaders. I wrote the critical initial 1998 strategic foundation paper on why and how to engage Indonesia. In addition, I developed the strategic framework and long-term plans for U.S engagement with Indonesia and East Timor. PACOM'S Military Representative to the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) (2001-04). I worked with the U.S. State Department/East Asia Bureau to prepare analysis and develop plans for U.S. military and political engagement with the ARF with the intention of strengthening the ARF, as the Asia-Pacific's lone multilateral diplomatic and defense forum. This military diplomat position required extensive travel throughout the region, enabling me to associate with the military and diplomatic leaders from the 23 countries that make up ARF membership. Special Operations Plans/Policy Officer (1996-7). At the Special Operations Command (SOCPAC) in Honolulu, I developed operational and contingency plans for potential SOCPAC intervention in the region. Part of my worked included the development of realistic crisis action scenarios. I have served at U.S. Embassies in Timor-Leste, Manila, and Jakarta. On assignment to U.S. Embassy, Dili, Timor- Leste (2004) I developed the first U.S military to military engagement plans with the East Timor Defense Forces (ETDF). On assignment to the U.S. Embassy, Jakarta (1989-1992), I was the project coordinator for the Indonesia Air Force's 1989 $300mil+ F-16 aircraft acquisition program. Later, I worked for the United States Agency for International Development(USAID) as an Institutional Development Adviser to Indonesia's Ministry of Home Affairs (1992-94). In this position, I advised Indonesia's Ministry of Home Affairs, and seven local governments in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on how to improve local public administration capabilities for their transportation departments. CONSOLIDATION of EDUCATION/TRAINING -Master of Business Administration (Finance), University of Hull (United Kingdom). (Program was held in Johor Baru, Malaysia as part of the University of Hull’s regi onal MBA program. Courses focused significantly on financial matters affecting Southeast Asia (1993)). -Graduate work, Political Science/Public Administration, University of Nevada, Reno (1975) -Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Political Science, Eastern Washington University (1975). (Currently taking Strategic Leadership courses with the American Military University) SPECIALIZED EDUCATION AND TRAINING -U,S, Air War College (2003)  -Indonesia Language Training, U.S.Defense Language School, Monterey Calif. (1988) -U.S. Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) (1988 -Logistics Management training, U.S.Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (1989) -Executive Support Officer School, Keesler Air Base (1980) -Officer Training School (OTS), Lackland Air Base (1980) -Electronics Technical Controller training, U.S Army Signal Corps, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey (1971). REFERENCES ON REQUEST
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