Colonel Michael Arnold
Michael Arnold, representing the US Army, is a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2014-15 at the Hoover Institution.
Colonel Michael Arnold was commissioned in the US Army in 1993 as a logistics officer. In his first assignment in Germany, he was deployed to support peacekeeping operations in Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia Herzegovina. In 1997, he was assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he was deployed to support Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait and then Exercise Bright Star in Egypt. In 2000 Colonel Arnold attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and received a master’s degree. He was subsequently assigned as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In 2006, Colonel Arnold was assigned as the chief of plans and then as battalion executive officer in the Republic of Korea. In 2f08, Colonel Arnold deployed to Iraq where he focused on the responsible drawdown of forces, on redeployment he served as the professor of military science for the Army ROTC Program at San Diego State University. He also began work in the PhD program at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. In 2011, Colonel Arnold was assigned as battalion commander for a US Army strategic seaport in Beaumont, Texas. On completion of that command, Colonel Arnold served as the assistant chief of staff for logistics for the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.