Michelle Fraley

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Michelle Fraley
Born Michelle Hernández
1962 (age 54–55)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Education Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
M.A. in International Relations and Affairs
B.Sc. in Foreign Languages
Alma mater University of Phoenix
Troy University
Nova Southeastern University
West Point Military Academy
Spouse(s) Tom Fraley
Military career
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1980–2014 (33–34 years)
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Commands held DISA-Europe
Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
Warrior Transition Brigade
Other work Special Assistant to the Puerto Rico Police Superintendent, Strategic Initiative Group, Picked as Puerto Rico Police Superintendent by current Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello. The first woman to serve as Police Superintendent in Puerto Rico.
Michelle Fraley
Puerto Rico Police
Assumed office
January 2, 2017
Governor Ricardo Rosselló
Personal details
Born Michelle Hernández de Fraley
Cabinet 17th Cabinet of Puerto Rico

Michelle Fraley (née Hernández) is a retired military officer and is the current Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police. Fraley is also the first Puerto Rican woman to graduate from West Point Military Academy and the first woman to hold the aforementioned post of superintendent. She is also the former chief of staff of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Academically, Fraley holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations and Affairs from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.[1]

Fraley retired from the United States Army in 2014 after 30 years of service. Her final of six commanding posts before retiring was as commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) in the National Capital Area.[2] As she completed her final post, she was described as a "Wonder Woman" in dealing with wounded warriors that returned from the battlefront to assume other roles in the military or transition into private life.[3]

After her retirement, she returned to her homeland of Puerto Rico. Upon her return, she was appointed as special assistant to the Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police, leading the Strategic Initiative Group.[4][5] In this capacity, Fraley was charged with analyzing the entire state police organization. After Ricardo Rosselló won the 2016 Puerto Rico general elections, Governor elect Roselló nominated Michelle Fraley for Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police.

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  1. ^ "La ACLU respalda a la coronel - El Nuevo Día". Elnuevodia.com. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Warrior Transition Brigade welcomes new commander | Article | The United States Army". Army.mil. 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Journal 012314 by DCMilitary.Com". ISSUU. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Tuller designa a coronela retirada como ayudante especial - El Nuevo Día". Elnuevodia.com. 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "Yo vengo de una cultura machista". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

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