About Hal Bidlack

Hal Bidlack, Ph.D.

Hal Bidlack’s performances as Alexander Hamilton bring history alive for his audiences, and brings back the excitement, frustrations, and brilliance that was the Founding of America.

Dr. Bidlack was a career officer in the United States Air Force, retiring from active duty, with over 25 years of service, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the summer of 2006. His military postings included service as Deputy Director of the United States Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, as a military advisor to an Ambassador at the Department of State in Washington, DC. (working security issues in Europe and Asia), as an ICBM launch officer/instructor, and for many years he was an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Air Force Academy (USAFA). He now devotes himself full time to performing and writing.

He holds all his academic degrees from the University of Michigan, including a doctorate in Political Science. His dissertation, in environmental policy making, focused on the role of the military in environmental operations.

Dr. Bidlack taught political science at USAFA for 15 years as an active duty officer, and for 2 additional years as a civilian after retirement from the military. He specialized in American national government issues, the Founding, and environmental affairs.

During summer academic breaks, he twice served at the White House as Director of Global Environmental Affairs for the National Security Council. In that position, Dr. Bidlack provided direct support to the President and the Vice President on environmental security issues. He also served briefly at the Pentagon, working on the START negotiations.

Most recently, Dr. Bidlack served on the staff of a US Senator. He currently publishes a weekly political column in Colorado, performs as Hamilton around the country, and to keep things interesting, referees High School football.