Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department; Robert J. Myers Fellow, 2018

Asha Castleberry-Hernandez is senior advisor for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department and a major in the U.S. Army Reserves.

She previously served as a Kuwait desk officer at U.S. Army Central and worked on security cooperation with the Office of Military Cooperation and the Kuwait Ministry of Defense. Castleberry-Hernandez also served as senior key leadership engagement officer for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait. During the Obama administration she served at the U.S. Mission at the United Nations working peacekeeping operations in the African Continent.

Castleberry-Hernandez was a Robert J. Myers Fellow in 2018 and a member of the U.S. Global Engagement Working Group at Carnegie Council.

Featured Work

Asha Castleberry in Kuwait.

JUL 16, 2015 Podcast

Iraqi Unity & the Fight Against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry

"The most important thing right now is that the Iraqis have to defeat ISIL, and in order to do that, they have to achieve national ...