LCDR Leonard Leos
Lieutenant Commander Leonard Leos, representing the United States Navy, was a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2016–2017 at the Hoover Institution.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he joined the Navy in 1995. He is a 2001 graduate of San Diego State University. Additionally, he attended Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a MBA in Financial Management and the Defense Language Institute where he studied Mandarin Chinese.
Leos' sea duty assignments include duty in the destroyers FLETCHER (DD 992) and HOPPER (DDG 70), Cruiser CHOSIN (CG 65), and Mine Sweeper ARDENT (MCM 12). He commanded the rotational Mine Countermeasure Crew REAPER, embarked in CHIEF (MCM 14), GLADIATOR (MCM 11), and SCOUT (MCM 8).
Ashore, he has served as the Director of Training at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, and as the Flag Aide to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.