Lieutenant Colonel Joe Russo

Lieutenant Colonel Joe Russo


Lieutenant Colonel Joe Russo, representing the US Marine Corps, is a national security affairs fellow for 2011–2012 at the Hoover Institution.

Russo, a 1992 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, holds a bachelor of arts degree in history. A field artillery officer, he has deployed in support of combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Russo attended the U S Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. His additional assignments include service as a joint exchange officer with the US Army’s 25th Light Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, a tour as a logistician with Marine Aircraft Group 11, and service with the Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. He was most recently assigned as an artillery battalion commander, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. Russo’s research at Hoover will focus on NATO adaptation to emerging requirements throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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