Josh Hyland was raised in Springfield, VA and attended the U.S. Naval Academy. He studied History and Russian, and studied abroad in Russia and Ukraine. After receiving his commission in 2013, Josh served in submarines until his honorable discharge in July 2021. At Georgetown, Josh is a joint degree student at CERES and the Law Center, and a Global Law Scholar. His academic and professional interests include Russian and Eastern European history, literature, and modern energy infrastructure. Josh and his wife Kim have two boys, Jack and Whitaker. Josh enjoys history and novels, chess, and shooting sports.