Subiaco Alum ‘98, Colonel Louis “Patrick” Hawkins graduated the United States Army War College June 29, 2022. The Department of Defense (DoD) has five such institutions designed to provide graduate level instruction to future military leaders providing them with the skills necessary to think strategically in a global competitive environment while mastering the art of warfare. The U.S. Army War College is located in Carlisle Barracks, PA and graduates approximately 800 Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, and DoD Civilians that are board selected by their parent organizations. Upon completion of the program, the college grants a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.
Patrick is currently assigned in Austin, TX at the United States Army Futures Command (AFC) Headquarters where he leads the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) for the Acquisition and Systems Directorate and is the Senior Army National Guard Advisor to AFC. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, Masters of Strategic Studies, and a skilled Army Aviator (UH-60 Blackhawk) and fixed wing pilot. Past assignments have included the Pentagon, National Guard Bureau, assistant product manager of unmanned aircraft systems at Program Executive Office (Aviation) and tours to Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Patrick is a champion of servant leadership and a supporter of Subiaco. He will visit Subiaco Academy on Friday, September 2, to reconnect with the student body, Coach Tim Tencleve, and staff. Col. Hawkins will address the student body at 10 am in the Joe and Anna Walter Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center, Centenary Hall.