Fred is a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. He has eight years experience working in counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden, counter-narcotics in the Caribbean, and with NATO and allied partners in the Mediterranean. He has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, studying abroad in Spain, Russia, and Japan. Fred is proficient in Spanish and Japanese as well as conversationally able in Russian and Arabic.
He has a B.A. in International Relations and in Slavic Languages and Literature as well as minors in Arabic and Spanish from Indiana University-Bloomington. He also holds an M.A. in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.