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Patrick Lloyd Hatcher


Patrick Lloyd Hatcher is Kiriyama Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. A military historian by profession, Hatcher taught in both the history and political science departments at the University of California at Berkeley prior to coming to USF. One of Cal's most sought after guest speakers, he was honored with the MacArthur Award from the Institute of International Studies at Cal in 1987 and was the recipient of the UC Berkeley Instructor of the Year Award in 1988.

Dr. Hatcher is a national security specialist, with a background in 20th century American foreign policy. He is also a retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army, specializing in military intelligence. Dr. Hatcher served in South Vietnam from 1968-69 with the 1st Infantry Division, as well as serving in Germany and South Korea. He has twice been awarded the Legion of Merit, the highest non-combat award given by the Defense Department. He is the author of North American Civilization at War (1998), Economic Earthquakes: Converting Defense Cuts to Economic Opportunities (1994), and The Suicide of An Elite: American
Internationalists and Vietnam
(1990). He is regularly called upon by numerous media outlets to discuss American foreign policy, military strategy, and military intelligence.

Patrick Hatcher received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. From 1996 to 1999 Hatcher served as a judge for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and in 1999 he chaired the panel of nonfiction judges. He has taught at other Bay Area institutions, including St. Mary's College, UC Davis, and Golden Gate University.