The Columbia Seminar on Defense and Security and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents:

“A Series on the Realities  of Global Terrorism”

Neil Hermansen

Naval Fellow, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Chief Warrant Officer,

US Naval Special Warfare


Neil Hermansen is Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Naval Special Warfare. He is currently on assignment at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop its special warfare programs. Hermansen has served 18 years in Naval Special Warfare in a range of roles, including team leader, master chief, and operations officer, with a particular emphasis on selection, training, and operations management.


Co-chaired by Nancy Walbridge Collins and Austin Long

To RSVP for the event:

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