Philip DeTurck is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a first-year student in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program at Georgetown University. Philip is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and a minor in Mandarin Chinese.
Prior to attending Georgetown, Philip served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy where he was posted to a number of assignments around the globe. Philip served in Yokosuka, Japan as the Electronic Warfare Officer onboard the flagship of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, the U.S.S. Blue Ridge (LCC-17), and as the Assistant Training Officer on the Staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (CDS-15). Philip also served as a Foreign Military Student Liaison at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGPAC) in Coronado, California and as a research assistant for the U.S. Naval Attaché to China at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.
Philip hopes to continue his studies at Georgetown concentrating on global politics and security focusing specifically on the U.S.-China relationship and security in the Indo-Pacific region. After graduating, Philip hopes to find a way to continue serving through public service and apply his skills and experience working in foreign policy.