The Center for a New American Security proudly congratulated three Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship alumni who were named as 2017–2018 White House Fellows. These three individual leaders exemplify the CNAS mission to grow the next generation of national security leaders whom the U.S. will depend on for decades to come. The leaders include Cristina Hernandez, Jeffrey McLean and Katelyn van Dam.
Christina was a member of this year’s Next Generation class and was placed at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. She is a proud Army veteran having most recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of Science and Technology for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Jeffrey McLean was a member of the 2014 Next Generation class. McLean was placed at the White House Office of American Innovation. McLean is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot.
Katelyn van Dam was also a member of the 2014 Next Generation class. Van Dam was placed at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Van Dam is a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and an attack helicopter pilot.
If interested, national security leaders can learn more about this year’s Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship here.