NORTHFIELD, Vt. —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.
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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2002 and is funded in part through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs, and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises and cybersecurity curriculum. www.nuari.org
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