CAPT Kurt Clarke
Kurt Clarke, representing the US Coast Guard, was a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2016–2017 at the Hoover Institution.
Captain Kurt Clarke is a Coast Guard officer specializing in response ashore and afloat operation. He began his career earning a commission from the US Coast Guard Academy in 1994 and holds a masters degree in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Captain Clarke served at a variety of operational units, conducting search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime environmental response operations on the Gulf of Mexico, the coast of California and Southeast Alaska. Additionally, he served as the Chief of Officer Assignments, responsible for the assignment and career management of all Coast Guard Officers. Most recently, Captain Clarke was a program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer.