Dmitriy Yakubov is pursuing his MPP at the Jackson School with a focus on international security and American foreign policy in Eastern Europe.
Dmitriy is a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer and has completed tours in Seabee battalions and SEAL teams, as well as at shore installations in the U.S. and Europe.
He served as the Officer-in-Charge of Construction Detachment, Company Commander, and Exercise Control Group Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven and was later selected for a position at Naval Special Warfare Group Two Logistics and Support Unit, assigned as the Combat Engineer assigned to SEAL Team Ten. Dmitriy deployed to Israel, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, and the Horn of Africa. As part of Special Operations Task Force East Africa, Dmitriy served as a Contingency Location Commander and led the Task Force’s logistics section.
Dmitriy’s shore tours include serving as Assistant Public Works Officer at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and Naval Support Activity Philadelphia and as the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director at Naval Support Facility Redzikowo in Poland, where he supported America’s ballistic missile defense initiative.
Dmitriy immigrated to the United States from Russia. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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. He rowed for the CMU Tartans and is currently a volunteer assistant coach for the Yale Men’s Lightweight Crew.