Colonel Robert Alvaro

Chief, Strategic Plans and Communications


Colonel Robert Alvaro joined the Perry Center in October 2014. As Chief of Strategic Outreach, he is responsible for helping the Center construct sustainable networks of security and defense leaders to promote policy understanding and mutually supportive approaches to security and defense challenges in the Americas.

As an Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) specializing in Latin America, his assignments included: Chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Nicaragua; Deputy Army Section Chief, Officer of Security Cooperation-Iraq; Country Director at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Political-Military Planner; Country Desk officer at the United States Southern Command; and Exchange Instructor at the Argentine Army Mountain Operations School.

Colonel Alvaro is an Infantry Officer and also served as rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Battalion Logistical Officer in the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; Plans Officer in the Second Infantry Division, South Korea; and Company Commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of South Florida and a BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of the Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, as well as the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College.

His military awards and decorations include a Bronze Medal, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, a Distinguished Defense Award, an Expert Infantryman’s Badge, a Master Parachutist Badge, and German, Canadian, and French Parachutist Badges.


Updated / Actualizado: September 04, 2019