Lieutenant Colonel Michael Chandler
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Chandler, representing the US Army, is a national security affairs fellow for 2011–2012 at the Hoover Institution.
Chandler is a 1992 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor of science in computers and electrical engineering. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown in Russian and East European studies and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland Overseas in business administration. He holds an associate of arts in the Russian language from Monterey Peninsula College and the Defense Language Institute. Chandler is a field artilleryman and a foreign area officer with extensive overseas service in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. He served as a military attaché in Moscow, security cooperation chief in Kazakhstan, and branch chief for Central and South Asia at US Central Command. Most recently, he commanded a security forces assistance team in Afghanistan while serving as the military adviser to the governor of Kandahar Province.