Sherman Patrick Named Vice President of Strategy

Sherman Patrick Named Vice President of Strategy

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) is pleased to announce that Sherman Patrick, the former Legislative Director for retired U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (V.T.), has been named vice president of strategy.

NUARI studies and identifies solutions to critical national security issues driven by a mission to enable a resilient society through rapid research, development, and education in cybersecurity, defense technologies, and information advantage.

In this role, Patrick will support multiple initiatives impacting the entire organization, including developing and delivering programming for the government and the private sector.

"Sherman Patrick is joining NUARI in a role that builds upon his expertise and passion for Information Operations, Defense Policy, and International Relations. Sherman's addition brings significant policy capability adding to Norwich's academic expertise and NUARI operational and technical capabilities, enhancing a world-class team." NUARI President Phil Susmann said.

Sherman started in the Senate as a Legislative Research Assistant under then-Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Biden. Over a decade and a half as a staffer, he worked on national security issues for five U.S. Senators. Beginning in 2013, Sherman was Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont's top advisor on defense issues, where he implemented the Senator's vision, including his agenda empowering and supporting the men and women who serve in the National Guard. Sherman was the Senator's lead staffer for the passage of the CHIPS Act, support for cyber security, machine learning, and A.I. initiatives, and high-tech and advanced manufacturing workforce development programs. Sherman's service to Senator Leahy culminated in taking on the role as his Legislative Director, responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Senator's legislative agenda across multiple portfolios.

Sherman has a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Decision Making from the Naval War College, where he graduated with highest distinction. He placed first in the 2013 NWC essay contest with his piece "Awash in the Cyber Domain: Implications of Cyber for Theater Security" on the way activities in the cyber domain could influence every aspect of 21st Century military operations through the lens of a fictional conflict with North Korea.

Jakon Hays

Jakon Hays

Jakon is the Senior Marketing and Strategic Communications Specialist for Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). He develops and executes digital and social media awareness initiatives promoting NUARI's mission of enabling a resilient society through rapid research, development, and education in cybersecurity, defense technologies, and information warfare.

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