Dmitriy Yakubov immigrated to the United States from Russia in 2000 and was naturalized as an American citizen in 2012. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in international relations and politics, receiving College Honors from both the School of Architecture and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Following a brief stint in the private sector, Dmitriy commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. Dmitriy served as Officer-in-Charge of Construction Detachment, Company Commander, and Exercise Control Group Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven, homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi. His following tour was with Public Works Department Pennsylvania, where he served as the Assistant Public Works Officer at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and Naval Support Activity Philadelphia. In fall of 2017 Dmitriy was selected for a position at Naval Special Warfare Group Two Logistics and Support Unit, serving as the Combat Engineer assigned to SEAL Team Ten. As part of Special Operations Task Force East Africa, Dmitriy served as a Contingency Location Commander and led the Task Force’s logistics section. Prior to coming to Yale, Dmitriy completed a 12-month tour at Naval Support Facility Redzikowo, Poland, where he supported America’s ballistic missile defense initiative as the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director. Dmitriy is pursuing his MPP degree through the Navy’s Career Intermission Program. The focus of his studies is on international security and American foreign policy in Eastern Europe.