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CAPT Scott Eric Jasper, USN (retd)

Lecturer and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Civil-Military Relations


Research Interests
International Defense Transformation, Defense Capability Development, Cyber Security


Scott Jasper serves the nation today as Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School in the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the National Security Affairs department.  A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he holds a Masters in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Scott is a PhD Candidate at the University of Reading in the UK.

Scott retired from the United States Navy as a Captain in 2004. His culminating tour was as Associate Dean for the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School. His operational tours included Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer on the USS ENTERPRISE, Flag Secretary for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, FIFTH Fleet in Bahrain and Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron FOUR. He led his squadron in combat during Operation DESERT FOX and forward-deployment to FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet with the new P-3C ASUW (Anti-Surface Warfare) Improvement Program (AIP) aircraft.

Scott served as the Deputy for Joint Experimentation at Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command. He drove the creation and implementation of a revolutionary concept for joint warfare that improved the efficiency of Joint Task Force operations. He designed and facilitated workshops to produce standardized procedure sets, mission focused training tasks and routine technology integration exercises for Joint Task Force component commands. Scott drafted an objective oriented Pacific Theater Plan for Transformation to guide the integration of joint warfighting concepts, doctrinal innovations and mature technology.

Scott drew upon experience in the field of joint experimentation to develop and deliver repeatedly the NS 3021 Graduate Level course on Defense Capability Development at the Naval Postgraduate School. He also designed and now delivers practical exercise driven in-resident courses and a series of mobile seminars on both Defense Capability Development and Cyber Security.

Scott conducts academic and field research, which has resulted in articles published in Small Wars Journal, the Diplomat, Defense News, Connections, Joint Forces Quarterly and Marine Corps Gazette. His first edited volume is entitled Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009). His second edited book is entitled Securing Freedom in the Global Commons (Stanford University Press, 2010) and third is Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons (Georgetown University Press, 2012).

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