Hermes Grullon

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

2024 Next Gen National Security Fellow

Hermes Grullon is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. His current assignment is as a Foreign Service Orientation Deputy Course Coordinator, welcoming all new Foreign Service Officers. Previously, he served as a Political Officer/Acting Deputy Political Counselor in the U.S. mission to the Organization of American States; a Watch Officer in the 24/7 Operations Center; a Consular Officer/Acting Deputy Consul General in Embassy Managua; and a Political Section Chief in Embassy Djibouti.

A first-generation college graduate, he completed his BA at DePauw University, MA in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and coursework at Howard University. He is from Brooklyn, New York born to Dominican immigrants and married with two young children. He was a Rangel Scholar, Gilman Scholar, Bonner Scholar, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar, Institute for International Public Policy Fellow, International Career Advancement Program Fellow, and Pickering Fellow. Passionate about paying it forward, Hermes is a leadership coach and the current president of the Pickering and Rangel Fellows Association.

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