Dr. Jerry Hendrix, PhD, CAPT, USN (Ret.)
Jerry Hendrix is a vice president with the Telemus Group, a national security consultancy and service provider. Prior to joining Telemus in 2018 he was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments program at the Center for a New American Security, a 501(c)3 non-profit think tank. Hendrix served in the United States Navy for twenty-six years, reaching the rank of Captain having held command of an aviation squadron. During his career he served on the staff of the CNO Executive Panel, as the Senior Military Assistant to Andrew W. Marshall within the OSD Office of Net Assessment, and as the Director of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel. While in this role he was verbally ordered by the Secretary to assume the duties of Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command and Curator for the Navy. In this role Hendrix led the command’s efforts to address the findings of a negative 2011 Navy Inspector General report. Under his leadership, NHHC took actions to protect, preserve, and promote the Navy’s great history for generations to come. The command was presented with a Meritorious Unit Commendation at his retirement ceremony in recognition of the efforts of the entire staff. Hendrix holds advanced degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and Harvard University as well as PhD in War Studies from King’s College, London. He has received numerous writing awards including the Navy League’s Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement. Prior to joining the Navy Museum Development Foundation, he has served previously on the boards of the United States Naval Institute and the Theodore Roosevelt Association.