Sean C. Washington MILITARY PROFESSOR
Lt. Cmdr., U. S. Navy
Area of Expertise – Republic of Korea, China, and the South China Sea
Lieutenant Commander Sean Washington came to the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in July 2015, following his graduation from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia.
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Lt. Cmdr. Washington received his commission from Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida as a Naval Flight Officer. Upon completion of the Primary and Intermediate phases of flight training, he selected the E-2C Hawkeye as his designated platform, and earned his wings in December 2004.
Lt. Cmdr. Washington’s tactical- and operational-level assignments include tours in Japan, Germany, and the Republic of Korea. His official and personal travel experiences in the Asia-Pacific region include several visits to Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Memphis, earned his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School. While attending Command and Staff College, Lt. Cmdr. Washington developed a strong interest in American foreign policy, conflict analysis and resolution, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Asia-Pacific region.