Behind the Words
Matthew Hughes is a Military Intelligence Officer and Foreign Area Officer in the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where he studied Arabic, Spanish, and terrorism. His subsequent graduate studies focused on policy and intelligence studies. Matthew’s military service ranges from leading linguists in intelligence collection and targeting efforts in Afghanistan to liaising with partner nations in Eastern Europe and Latin America. He has published and lectured on terrorist tactics and multiple intelligence disciplines. Matthew has received professional and academic accolades for his numerous contributions to the intelligence field, especially for his original predictive analysis regarding lone wolf terrorism and refinement of Army doctrine. He and his wife and children share a passion for foreign languages and cultures, having hosted foreign exchange students and military officers from around the world. Matthew has leveraged foreign language abilities to translate for refugees, preach the Gospel on four continents, and strengthen international partnerships through his capacities in international diplomacy. He has interviewed survivors and witnesses of terrorist attacks in Spanish and Portuguese. Matthew is a native of Clinton, Connecticut. He converted to the LDS Church in his youth and served as a full-time missionary in Santiago, Chile.
Academic and Professional Credentials:
Johns Hopkins University SAIS 2021 Master of International Public Policy
American Military University 2016 Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies
United States Military Academy 2011 Bachelor of Science in Arabic & Spanish; Terrorism Studies Minor