Richard C. Boly, US State Dept, was a national security affairs fellow for 2008–2009 at the Hoover Institution.
Richard is a career member of the United States Foreign Service. He was an Economic Officer at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy from 2004–2008 and worked in the office of European Union affairs at the State Department from 2002–2004. His other overseas tours include the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Richard is the most junior diplomat to win the Cobb Award for commercial diplomacy. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Richard was the first Presidential Management Fellow with the Inter-American Foundation, was a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank, and founded and ran a shrimp hatchery in coastal Ecuador. Richard is a native of Tacoma, Washington and a graduate of Stanford University and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He plans to use his fellowship year to focus on promoting entrepreneurship abroad as a US policy objective.