LtCol Todd Mahar


Lieutenant Colonel Todd Mahar, representing the US Marine Corps, was a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2018–19 at the Hoover Institution.

Lieutenant Colonel Mahar is a Marine Corps infantry officer with both land‐based and amphibious operational experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

His operational assignments include company command in Iraq; battalion landing team operations officer in Afghanistan; and command of battalion landing team Third Battalion, Sixth Marines, in the Sixth Fleet and Fifth Fleet areas of responsibility and in Syria.

His additional assignments include instructor duty at The Basic School for Marine Corps officers; command of Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Francisco; military aide to former vice president Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; and current operations officer for the Second Marine Division.

He holds a bachelor of arts in history from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a master of military studies from the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is a graduate of the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School.

Lieutenant Colonel Mahar’s research at Hoover focused on Grand Strategy and Turkey.

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