On July 5, 2016 Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio, US Navy (ret), will discuss the increasing complexity of Asia/Pacific security, with a focus on China and North Korea.  He will discuss China’s competition with America, the challenges currently facing the Chinese leadership, and China’s increasing use of coercion in the Western Pacific, as well as the rationale behind North Korea’s provocative actions in Northeast Asia.  He will also discuss why America is likely to maintain its preeminent position in the world during the coming decades, despite the competition from China.


This program will be held at the AMN Boardroom from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Vice Admiral (VADM) Martoglio is an advisor, speaker, lecturer, and mentor to a wide variety of activities includinPicture of ADM Martogliog academic, healthcare, and civic organizations, as well as the US Government.  Drawing on his extensive background leading large elements of our US military, VADM Martoglio’s focus is on national security affairs and leadership.

VADM Martoglio spent about half of his military career in the US Navy at sea in cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers.  While at sea, he commanded USS FITZGERALD (an Aegis destroyer), Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Three (during the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom), and the RONALD REAGAN Aircraft Carrier Strike Group.

VADM Martoglio spent the other half of his career developing strategy and policy, fostering international relations, and conducting operations, initially for the US Navy then for all US military forces.  In addition to five tours of duty at the Pentagon, he has served in Asia, the Middle East, and, most recently, in Europe as the Deputy Commander of all US military forces in Europe, Eurasia, and Israel.  Previously, he had served as the Director for Operations (J3) at U.S. Pacific Command.  In various capacities he has developed the US Navy’s Strategic Plan, led security-related organizations through significant change, headed the planning effort for some of our nation’s most complex contingency plans, and has overseen the integration of the US Government Interagency into Defense Department operations in both Asia and Europe.

VADM Martoglio is a 1978 graduate of the US Naval Academy.  He also served as the senior Mahan Scholar at the US Naval War College, graduating with highest distinction and earning a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.  He retired from the US Navy in 2014 after 40 years of service, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and an advisor to the US Department of Defense.

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