Lieutenant Hatfield is a U.S. Naval Officer and is a PhD student in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Joe Hatfield’s research focuses on the ethics of war, virtue ethics, and the just war tradition. He holds a Master of Studies (M.St.) in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
He is an active-duty U.S. naval officer whose experience includes operational tours with Helicopter Squadron Five aboard the aircraft carrier USS EISENHOWER (from 2007-2009), as an analyst at U.S. Africa Command (2009-2012) and Commander Task Force SIX SEVEN (2012-present). He was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his work during the 2011 Libya Crisis, where his analysis was used to brief senior decision makers in the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the President of the United States. He has also been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Naval Commendation Medal, and Naval Achievement Medal (with Gold Star in lieu of Second Award).