CDR Greg Mendenhall


Commander Gregory D. Mendenhall, representing the US Navy, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2018–19 at the Hoover Institution.

Mendenhall is the former commanding officer of the Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Pacific. He has served multiple operational tours flying missions in H‐60F/H/S aircraft. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike Flight), and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards, one with Combat Distinguishing Device). His staff tours include Current Air Operations and Combat Search and Rescue Officer for Commander, US Seventh Fleet, and to the Joint Staff in the Pentagon at the National Military Command Center.

He is a 1997 graduate of the US Naval Academy with a degree in political science and holds an executive master's degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School. While assigned to the Joint Staff, he graduated from the Joint Forces Staff College, where he received his Joint Professional Military Education Phase II certification.

His research at the Hoover Institution will focus on emerging technology and its effects on National Security, as well as focused studies involving Russia and China.

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