LT Joshua Mueller's primary interest is the intersection of energy, environmental and national security policies. He is currently serving as Special Assistant and speechwriter to VADM Michael Miller, USN, Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, where he previously taught as a Senior Instructor in the Political Science and History departments. Prior to his current tour in Annapolis, he served aboard the USS PASADENA (SSN-752) in the Western Pacific. Joshua graduated from the Naval Academy in 2004 as class valedictorian, with a B.S. in Physics and a French minor. He is a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow and attended the University of Oxford on the Ambassador William H.G. FitzGerald Scholarship. At Oxford he earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and was the graduate student body president for Brasenose College. He will be transitioning to the Navy Reserves in August of 2013 and has currently applied to graduate programs in physics and engineering systems.