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Sean McClintock

U.S. Navy


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Sean McClintock is a U.S. Naval Officer serving in the Pentagon as U.S. European Command’s Chief of Senate Congressional Affairs. As a naval aviator with seventeen years of service, he has deployed around the world in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Global War on Terrorism, anti-piracy operations, freedom of navigation operations in the pacific and humanitarian assistance / disaster relief operations. Sean has also completed a Joint Tour at U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, MD as a Joint Planner where he led the creation of U.S. Cyber Command’s first Joint Interagency Coordination Group to ensure whole of government responses to difficult cyber operational and policy issues. Prior to his current tour, he served a one year fellowship as a Department of Defense Legislative Fellow on Capitol Hill. He earned a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S. in English from the U.S. Naval Academy as well as a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.

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