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"America...and the Great Power Competition" Remarks by Vice Admiral Charles Martoglio

  • September 23, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • National University, Sanford Center Auditorium 11355 N. Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
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San Diego World Affairs Council

warmly welcomes 

Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio,

US Navy (ret) 


"America... and the Great Power Competition" 

Monday, 23 September 2019

Vice Admiral (three-star commissioned naval officer rank in the US Navy) Charles W. Martoglio will discuss the increasingly competitive rivalry posed by China and Russia working together against American interests around the world: the global security environment, how China and Russia are challenging America, internal challenges faced by China and Russia, and America's way forward to ensure its future position in the world. Vice Admiral (VADM) Martoglio spent 40 years in the US Navy, with significant tours in Asia, Europe, and Washington - including serving as a Director of Strategy and Policy for the US Navy, Director of Operations at US Pacific Command, and Deputy Commander of all US military forces in Europe, Eurasia, and Israel. He continues to speak, non-politically, on national security issues and strategic leadership and teaches "Grand Strategy and Defense Policy" at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS). 

About our Speaker: Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio 

Vice Admiral (VADM) Martolglio is an advisor on a wide variety of activities including academic, healthcare, civic organizations, and the US government. His focus is on national security, international relations, and senior leadership. VADM Martoglio spent about half of his forty-year military career in the US Navy at sea in cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers. While at sea, he commanded an Aegis destroyer, a destroyer squadron, and the Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier Strike Group. He spent the other half of his career developing strategy and leading military operations, initially for the US Navy then for all US military forces. With five tours of duty in Washington, DC, he also served in senior positions in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. A recognized expert in strategic planning, he continues to be an active contributor to our nation's security - advising and speaking on issues impacting America, especially those in Europe and Asia. VADM Martoglio is a 1978 graduate of the Naval Academy and holds a master's degree, with highest distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. VADM Martoglio is married to Darlene Levandosky of Cleveland, Ohio, a multi-award winning commercial banker. They are active in the San Diego community and live in Coronado, California. 

Monday, 23 September 2019


National University, Sanford Center Auditorium

11355 N. Torrey Pines Rd.

La Jolla, CA 92037 

Complimentary parking on the National University campus

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Registration/Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Presentation, followed by a Q&A: 6:30-8:00 p.m.


SDWAC Members: Free  

Non-Members: $10  

Student with student ID: $5  

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