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 Asia Foreign Area Officer in the US Army. During his 21-year career, he has served as a mechanized infantryman in Germany and Kosovo, then later as a Special Forces “Green Beret” Team Leader in Afghanistan and the Philippines. He comes to the Hoover Institution from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he served as the country director for Indonesia and the Philippines. He holds a BS in European history from West Point and a Masters in international public policy, focusing on Asian security studies, from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also a graduate of the Indonesian Army Command and General Staff College.  

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

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