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Seapower Conversation: Reflections on Navy Strategy & Force Design

Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 1500-1700 PDT
Location: Glasgow Hall 109 (GL109)

With Bruce Stubbs, Former Deputy Director of Strategy and Policy (N51), the Director of Strategy (N50), and the Director of Strategy and Strategic Concepts (N722).   

The brief offers a deep dive into Navy Force Design. Its purpose is to provide a “navalist” audience an assessment of Navy Force Design and Strategy.  The brief describes the factors and issues affecting Force Design and places them into a thematic framework. Force Design is a complex subject with many facets.  The brief addresses Key Issues Affecting Navy Force Design (20 Stand-Alone Issues). 

BIO: Bruce Stubbs began his career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served on the staff of the National Security Council, military aide to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Commanding Officer of USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC-903), and Commandant of Cadets at the Coast Guard Academy. He was also assigned as the Assistant Commandant for Capability with responsibility for the Coast Guard’s 275-ships, 2,000-boats, 220-aircraft, and 188-multi-mission coastal stations, as well as the Coast Guard’s intelligence program, and the 35,000-members in the volunteer Auxiliary. As a Coast Guardsman, Mr. Stubbs also served in the U.S. Navy as a division officer on USS BADGER (DE-1071) during a combat tour in Vietnam, and as an instructor at the Naval War College.   

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