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Will Rogers is the national security advisor in the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) where he advises on defense, foreign policy, veterans’​ affairs, and appropriations issues. He was previously the military legislative assistant from April 2013 to November 2016. In his role, he has developed and passed legislation to improve military installation siting and construction standards to strengthen resilience against the effects of extreme weather and severe environmental change.

From 2009-2013, Mr. Rogers was a researcher at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a national security and defense policy think tank in Washington. Mr. Rogers was most recently the Bacevich Fellow at CNAS, where he directed the center’s Natural Security program, exploring the intersection of energy, climate change and national security and defense policy.

Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rogers was a researcher with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he frequently wrote on environmental security for The New Security Beat. Previously, he served as a legislative intern in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. He has studied abroad at the University of Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was a recipient of the 2007 Political Studies Senior Prize Scholarship.

Mr. Rogers has a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Political Science-International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, where he concentrated in U.S. national security and foreign policy.

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