Lisa McKinnon Munde
Project Maritime Director, Maritime Irregular Warfare Special Project
Lisa McKinnon Munde is a 2007 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MA in Latin American studies from Stanford University. She serves as the Director of Plans, Policy, and Doctrine (N51) at Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, CA. Her academic interests lie in the intersection of Latin America, special operations, maritime security, and ocean governance—particularly as it pertains to increasing Chinese influence and strategic competition. Lisa finds the maritime domain a fascinating lens through which to view larger political, economic, and military questions. While on active duty as a naval intelligence officer, Lisa served in a variety of assignments, including the Defense Attache Office (US Embassy Madrid, Spain), VFA-97 embarked aboard USS Nimitz, and Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. She is currently a 2022-2023 Veteran Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.