Our very own Kerry Gershaneck has been invited the Land of the Rising Sun to receive an award for his work on a program he pioneered years ago to strengthen the Japanese-American Security Alliance.  This program represented a revolutionary approach for senior leaders from both countries to prepare for current and future security challenges. The program is built primarily on improved communications mechanisms, utilizing principles taught on a daily basis at HPU's Department of Communication.  As the program enters its 10th year of success, the Government of Japan invited Mr. Gershaneck to Japan to be recognized for his strategic level achievement and for his positive contributions towards peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific Region.