Henry J. Hendrix
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Henry J. Hendrix
|Years of service||1988-2014|
Henry J. Hendrix (born 1966) is an active duty United States Navy Captain who is serving as the Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Previously he has served as the Director, Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel from October 2011 through November 2012 and as the Senior Military Assistant to Mr. Andrew Marshall, Director, OSD Office of Net Assessment from September 2009 through September 2011. CAPT Hendrix was the Commanding Officer of Tactical Air Control Squadron ELEVEN at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA from February 2005 through April 2008.
Hendrix is a 1988 graduate of Purdue University and a native of Angola, Indiana. He is a career Naval Aviator earning his “wings of gold,” in October 1989 as Naval Flight Officer. At the conclusion of his flight training he went on to serve as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in Patrol Squadron TEN stationed in Brunswick, Maine. He has served at sea as the Tactical Action Officer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
Ashore, he has served as a strategic planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations as well as the Under Secretary of Defense and the Office of Net Assessment, where he served as the Senior Military Advisor to Mr. Andrew Marshall. Prior to being named as Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command in May 2012, CAPT Hendrix served as the Director of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel for Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus.
Hendrix is a 1994 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School earning a degree in National Security Affairs. In 2003, Hendrix was named as a Federal Executive Fellow for the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University where he earned a master's degree in History (Honorable Mention, Dean’s Prize). Hendrix earned his PhD from King's College in London in War Studies in July 2007. Hendrix is a prolific writer known for writing on historical topics and strategic issues to include naval force structure.
Awards and decorations
United States Decorations
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit
- Meritorious Service Medal (2)
- Air Medal
- Navy Commendation Medal (3)
- Navy Achievement Medal (2)
Other awards and honors
- Naval Historical Center’s Samuel Eliot Morison Scholar, 1994, 2004
- Naval Historical Center’s RADM John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2005–2006
- Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s General Lemuel Shepherd Memorial Dissertation Fellow, 2005–2006
- Surface Navy Association Literary Award – 2006
- Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Colonel Robert D. Heinl Award – 2007
- United States Navy League’s Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement – 2007
- United States Naval Institute Proceedings Author of the Year – 2007
- United States Naval Institute General Prize Winner - 2007
- Theodore Roosevelt, The US Navy and The Spanish American War, Edward Marolda, (Edt.). Contributed chapter Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Thinking Prior to Mahan, (Palgrave Press, New York, 2001)
- Leadership Embodied, Joseph J. Thomas (edt). Contributed chapter Theodore Roosevelt: Knowledge (Annapolis, MS: Naval Institute Press, 2005).
- Theodore Roosevelt’s Naval Diplomacy: The United States Navy and the Birth of the American Century. (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 2009).
Selected Articles, Reviews, and Commentary
- An Extraordinary Thing in a Routine Way, Foundation Journal, Fall 1999
- Fulcrum of Greatness, in Naval History Magazine, Naval Institute Press, December, 2002
- One Hundred Years Ago,: T.R.. Averts Crises, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, December, 2002
- Exploit Sea Basing, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, Aug, 2003
- T.R.’s Virtuoso Performance in American History Magazine, Primedia Press, Feb. 2004
- Active-Reserve Integration or Bust with CDR D.D. Centanni in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, Dec, 2004
- Drain the Entire Swamp, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, April, 2005
- An Unlikely Location, in Naval History Magazine, Naval Institute Press, Aug, 2005
- Control of the Sea Protects the New Global Heartland, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, April, 2006
- TR’s Plan to Invade Colombia, in Naval History Magazine, Naval Institute Press, Dec. 2006
- Carried Away, in Armed Forces Journal, Defense News Media Group, Mar. 2008
- Buy Ford, Not Ferrari, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, April 2009
- More Henderson, Less Bonds, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, April, 2010
- An Influential ‘Shaping’ Navy, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, Feb., 2011
- Twilight of the $uperfluous Carrier, in Proceedings, Naval Institute Press, May, 2011
- At What Cost A Carrier?, in Center for New American Security Disruptive Defense Papers, March, 2013
- "Dr. Jerry Hendrix". Center for a New American Security.
- "Twilight of the $UPERfluous Carrier". Proceedings Magazine. U.S. Naval Institute. 137. May 2011.
- Zachary Cohen (October 22, 2016). "Report: Pentagon should scrap $40 billion aircraft carrier program". CNN.