Originally a native of Rochester, New York, Hutch has been living in Hawaii since 2003. Upon graduating from the University of Rochester in 1976 (B.A. Degree in Chinese language and Asian Studies), he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Hutch retired from the Corps in July 2006 at the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service which included numerous tours of duty and deployments in the Asia-Pacific region (Okinawa, Korea, Republic of the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China), and to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where he participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  In addition to completing numerous command and staff assignments during his military career, Hutch also earned an M.A. degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, served as a Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate working both as a Professional Staff Member for Senator Sam Nunn and on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee (providing support on issues in the Asia-Pacific region), and served 3 years at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as the United States Marine Attaché to the People’s Republic of China.  His last duty assignment was here in Honolulu at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies where he served as the Chairman of the Regional Studies Department in the College of Security Studies.

Hutch’s passion for art dates back to his childhood. Although not formally trained in art, he did receive training in mechanical drawing as well as drafting.  Over the years Hutch has explored working in pencil as well as with pen and ink.  His current direction is based on what he calls his “doodles”, as well as his desire to create a style of art which is not only unique visually, but also unique in the way the viewer is drawn into interacting with and interpreting each work in his or her own way.  To help maintain his creativity and artistic ‘flow’, Hutch believes it is important to have both a physical and mental balance in his daily life.  He is an avid outrigger canoe paddler, rugby enthusiast (no common sense here) jogs, and enjoys the martial arts. Jazz is his favorite music (although his tenor saxophone playing leaves a lot to be desired), he’s a movie/film fanatic, can’t get through the day without doing at least one crossword puzzle, and he reads to keep abreast of the political-military issues affecting the security landscape of the Asia-Pacific region.

You can contact Hutch by phone at (808) 271-9230, or by sending an e-mail to maurice.hutchinson@mac.com


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