Mathison Hall

John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / U.S. Marine Corps Reserve


Mathison Hall is a senior analyst and project manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he works on a wide range of projects for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He is also the lead author and editor of a forthcoming book examining the intersection of resistance movements and the cyber domain. Mathison is an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve following twelve years of active duty service. He is currently a detachment commander in the 2D Civil Affairs Group and an adjunct instructor for the Marine Corps University. Mathison’s active duty and reserve tours have included combat and operational deployments to Iraq and aboard ship in the Western Pacific; participation in theater security cooperation exercises in Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Morocco; and instructor tours in Quantico and at the U.S. Naval Academy. Mathison received a B.S. in Mathematics and History from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and an M.Phil in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge in England where he was a Nolan Scholar.(This bio is current to when the participant joined FDD’s National Security Network.)

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