LTC Leo Liebreich


Lieutenant Colonel Theodore “Leo” Liebreich, representing the US Army, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution.

Lieutenant Colonel Liebreich is a Southeast Asian Foreign Area officer in the US Army. During his 21-year career, he served first as a mechanized infantryman in Germany and Kosovo then transitioned to the Special Forces, known as the Green Berets. His combat deployments with the 1st Special Forces Group include Afghanistan and the southern Philippines as an A-Team Commander. He comes to the Hoover Institution from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he served as the Indonesia and Philippines country director. He holds a BA in European history from West Point and an MA in international public policy, focusing on Asian security studies, from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

As a fellow at Hoover, Leo will center his research on advancing US asymmetric comparative advantage in Southeast Asia through the lens of long-term competition with China. 

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