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Lieutenant Commander Manuel Hernandez
Lieutenant Commander Manuel Hernandez
national security affairs fellow, 2011–2012
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Lieutenant Commander Manuel Hernandez, representing the US Navy, was a national security affairs fellow for 2011–2012 at the Hoover Institution.

Hernandez earned a bachelor of science in economics and finance from Old Dominion University, and a master’s in public policy in international security and political economy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A surface warfare officer, Hernandez has served in frigates and destroyers in the Pacific Fleet. His sea tours include assignments as chief engineer in USS Thach (FFG-43), auxiliaries officer in USS Rueben James (FFG 57), communications officer in USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), and as a machinist mate in USS Shasta (AE 33). Ashore, he served as engineering assessor for Pacific Fleet ships; executive officer, US Central Command, J5 Coalition Coordination Center; congressional liaison for strategy and policy, Department of the Navy, Office of Legislative Affairs; and as a strategic and long-range planner on the staff of the chief of Naval Operations. His research will focus on issues concerning maritime strategy, international maritime partnerships, and future energy sources, transmission, and infrastructure.

Last updated on September 9, 2011