Annie Kleiman

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2017

Deputy Director, Air Force ISR Foreign Language Office

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Annie Yu Kleiman has served for eleven years in the U.S. Air Force and is currently Deputy Director of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Foreign Language Office. She was previously a course director at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School, where she built and presented academic courses to educate hundreds of military and government personnel on intercultural competence, the Pacific theater, and insurgent warfare. 

She deployed to Iraq as a Document and Media Exploitation Team Leader and to Qatar in support of RC-135 RIVET JOINT operations. In 2012 she served in Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Cultural Support Team Leader, engaging with local women and children during direct action missions and training Afghan women for special operations missions. 

Annie is a Tillman Scholar and recently received her Masters in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She served as president of the New England Chapter of Women in International Security and was selected as a Writing Fellow for the Asia Leadership Trek. Her essay on Cambodia will be published as part of a collection in 2017. She received a B.S.E. from Princeton University, where she was the recipient of the George Bienkowski Memorial Prize.