Michelle Fraley

Michelle Fraley (née Hernández) is a retired military officer and was the Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police. Fraley is also the first Puerto Rican woman to graduate from West Point Military Academy and the first woman to hold the aforementioned post of superintendent. She is also the former chief of staff of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Academically, Fraley holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations and Affairs from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.[1]

Michelle Fraley
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Born
Michelle Hernández

1962 (age 58–59)
EducationPh.D. in Organizational Leadership
M.A. in International Relations and Affairs
MBA
B.Sc. in Foreign Languages
Alma materUniversity of Phoenix
Troy University
Nova Southeastern University
West Point Military Academy
Spouse(s)Tom Fraley
Military career
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1980–2014 (33–34 years)
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Commands heldDISA-Europe
Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
Warrior Transition Brigade
Michelle Fraley
Superintendent
Puerto Rico Police
In office
January 2, 2017 – January 8, 2018
GovernorRicardo Rosselló
Personal details
Born
Michelle Hernández de Fraley
Cabinet17th Cabinet of Puerto Rico

Fraley retired from the United States Army in 2014 after 30 years of service. Her final of six commanding posts before retiring was as commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) in the National Capital Area.[2] As she completed her final post, she was described as a "Wonder Woman" in dealing with wounded warriors that returned from the battlefront to assume other roles in the military or transition into private life.[3]

After her retirement, she returned to her homeland of Puerto Rico. Upon her return, she was appointed as special assistant to the Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police, leading the Strategic Initiative Group.[4][5] In this capacity, Fraley was charged with analyzing the entire state police organization. After Ricardo Rosselló won the 2016 Puerto Rico general elections, Governor elect Roselló nominated her for Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police. Fraley resigned on January 8, 2018.[6]

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  1. ^ "La ACLU respalda a la coronel – El Nuevo Día". Elnuevodia.com. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-03-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Warrior Transition Brigade welcomes new commander | Article | The United States Army". Army.mil. 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2014-03-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Journal 012314 by DCMilitary.Com". ISSUU. Retrieved 2014-03-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Tuller designa a coronela retirada como ayudante especial – El Nuevo Día". Elnuevodia.com. 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-03-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Yo vengo de una cultura machista". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ruiz Kuilan, Gloria (January 8, 2018). "Ricardo Rosselló aceptó la renuncia de la comisionada de la Policía". El Nuevo Día.

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