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Mr. Hamilla created the naval intelligence Arctic analytic program and has been Principal Analyst for the Arctic at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) since 2009. He has authored numerous original studies of Arctic maritime security issues and has presented on Arctic affairs to senior leadership at the White House, Pentagon, State Department, U.S. Coast Guard, and elsewhere. He has served as the primary intelligence analytic point of contact for the Navy's Arctic Roadmap, the DoD Arctic Report to Congress, the DoD Arctic Strategy, and other U.S. Arctic strategic documents. In 2010, he created and continues to coordinate that Intelligence Community Arctic Working Group, encompassing 40+ analysts from 15+ agencies, and the Arctic Intelligence-Policy Round-Table, a quarterly small-group discussion forum bringing together intelligence analysts and policy officials. From 2007-2009, Mr. Hamilla served as a political-military analyst for Russia and Northern Europe at ONI. Mr. Hamilla has a Master's degree in International Studies from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and a Bachelor's degree in History from Vassar College. He has previously been a Research Intern in the U.S. Senate and a Political Affairs Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.