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Resident Naval Strategist Wayne Hughes Talks Maritime Innovation
U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Victoria Ochoa

Resident Naval Strategist Wayne Hughes Talks Maritime Innovation

By MC2 Victoria Ochoa

NPS Department of Operations Research Professor of Practice Wayne P. Hughes discusses maritime innovation during the latest Naval War College Monterey Faculty Workshop in Glasgow Hall, April 15. The Navy is undergoing swift progress in innovation, Hughes said, and will continue to do so by close paying attention to the work of his colleagues here at NPS.

“NPS is supporting innovative products that affect the surface Navy,” said Hughes.“By anticipating Navy needs, we [NPS] have stayed a good five years ahead of the Pentagon in regards to future opportunities and risks.”

Hughes went on to discuss one of those NPS-supported innovations, distributed lethality, spearheaded by Commander, Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden.

“Rowden is specifying actions to give his surface forces an immediate, more distributable offensive capability to achieve his intentions with existing ships and aircraft, manned and unmanned,” said Hughes. “He has embarked on real innovation to achieve a big change in a short time … Quick, innovative thinking can bring definitive change to our Navy.” 

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