LTC Eldridge Singleton

National Security Affairs Fellow

Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge “Raj” Singleton, representing the U.S. Army, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for academic year 2020-21 at the Hoover Institution researching strategies to safeguard U.S. interests in the Pacific Islands.

Lieutenant Colonel Singleton studied at the United States Military Academy, San Diego State University (SDSU), and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. In recent years, he lectured at SDSU and the University of Michigan. 

Lieutenant Colonel Singleton is a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) who served at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command as Chief of FAO Assignments Branch; in U.S. embassies as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Belize, Interim Senior Defense Attaché to Jamaica, Army Attaché to Bolivia, and Security Cooperation Officer in Haiti; and in multiple combat roles in Iraq as a Special Forces and Infantry Officer. 

Upon completion of his fellowship, Lieutenant Colonel Singleton will serve in DoD international relations positions focused on interagency and multinational collaboration.

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Recent Commentary


The 1776 Commission’s Approach To American Slavery

by LTC Eldridge Singletonvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Reversing the growing divide in America requires more than educating citizens through a narrow historical interpretation

Analysis and Commentary

National Security Through Telework: Remote Collaboration To Protect The Joint Force

by LTC Eldridge Singletonvia C4ISRNET
Monday, May 24, 2021

The Department of Defense’s new “nuclear bunkers” could be a series of dining room tables across the world, linked together by internet companies and cellular data networks. After the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) exposed the U.S. national security community’s unpreparedness for the gambit of potential global threats to its traditional structures, the need to use telework to protect defense may change the DoD’s approach to remote collaboration.