Henry Collins

Vice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division @ Meridian
Henry Collins
Henry Collins

Henry joined the Meridian staff in 1991 after retiring from the U.S. Army. His last Army assignment, as a Foreign Area Officer specializing in Western Europe, was in Washington at the U.S. Information Agency, where he arranged for American experts to speak to audiences around the world about U.S. foreign policy and other topics. Through this work, he learned about and was inspired by Meridian and its efforts to promote understanding among the peoples of the world. Henry lived in Japan, Korea, Germany and Norway for a total of fourteen years as a result of his growing up in a military family and his own assignments; his travels have also taken him to 23 other countries and to 46 states. His previous Army experience included a tour as Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Alabama and, while in Korea with the 8th Army, additional duties as general secretary of the People-to-People chapter in Daegu. Henry has a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MS in International Relations from Troy University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Royal Norwegian Army Staff College. Languages include Norwegian and German. Henry has been nominated three times for the National Council for International Visitors (now Global Ties U.S.) Excellence in Programming Award. He is a member of the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors.