• About Adam Schwarze

    With almost two decades of U.S. military service, Adam Schwarze serves as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Adam Schwarze first enrolled in the Marine Corps in 2002 and was an infantryman for several years before becoming an infantry unit leader, a position he held before joining the U.S. Navy and being promoted to lieutenant.

    Mr. Schwarze is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the oldest military veterans' organization in the country. Outside his career, he enjoys a range of hobbies, including boating, scuba diving, and skydiving.

    Adam Schwarze has also spent much of his time pursuing higher education and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor of science in political science in 2012. He is currently pursuing a master of liberal arts degree in international relations at Harvard University.

    With the program, he is focusing on counter-insurgency and the Middle East, and also expects to gain certificates in international security and nuclear deterrence.

  • Education 

    Harvard University

    MA (2019 - Present)

    International Relations

    University of Minnesota

    BS (2009-2012)

    Political Science

    John F. Kennedy High School

    May 2002

  • Professional Experience

    United States Navy

    May 2012 - Present


    United States Marine Corps

    May 2002 - May 2012


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