Charlotte “Charlie” Hu is the Deputy Director of the Web Enterprise Business Line of Business at the Defense Media Activity (DMA), a Department of Defense Field Activity reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. In this position, she is responsible for advising and assisting the director of Web Enterprise Business in managing the enterprise of nearly 1,000 websites across the Department of Defense.
Her previous assignments include the public web lead for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as for the U.S. Air Force. From 2004 to 20011 Charlie was a public diplomacy coned Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State. As a U.S. Diplomat, she served in U.S. Embassies in Panama, South Korea, Japan and Guyana. She also worked at the U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Chile as a local hire.
Prior to serving in the State Department, Charlie served 13 years as an enlisted Marine Corps print-photojournalist and volunteered as a radio announcer at the Far East Network. Her final assignment in the Marine Corps was at the Pacific Stars and Stripes daily newspaper in Tokyo. During her time in the public affairs career field, she completed the Basic Journalism Course and Intermediate Photojournalism Course at the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN as well as the Public Affairs Qualification Course, Visual Information Manager’s Course, Social Media Manager’s Course, and Content Management Course at DINFOS in Fort Meade, MD.
Education: Associate of Applied Sciences in Computer Programming at Cochise Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Chapman University, Masters of Arts in Communication Strategy from Regents University, as well as courses at the Foreign Service Institute. She also attend the Cultural Anthropology program at the American University in Cairo. Charlie tested 3/3 in Spanish, 2/2+ in Portuguese, 2/2 in Japanese and 1+ in both Arabic and Korean while serving in the State Department.