POSTPONED: DoD’s Warfighting Concept with the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

February 29, 2024 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST

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Please join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring ADM Christopher Grady, USN, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ADM Grady and RADM Raymond A. Spicer, USN (Ret.), chief executive officer and publisher, U.S. Naval Institute, will discuss how the Navy is helping to implement Joint Warfighting Concept 3.0, a renewed framework for addressing emerging threats and protecting America’s interests abroad. The Vice Chairman will share insights into how the joint force is working to innovate combat-ready capabilities faster than U.S. competitors. Dr. Kathleen McInnis, CSIS senior fellow and director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative will offer opening remarks. 

The Maritime Security Dialogue  series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the unique challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders. 

Please note: This event will be hosted in person at the U.S. Naval Institute’s Jack C. Taylor Conference Center which is located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. All guests must register in advance and must have a valid government-issued ID, which can be a driver's license, to attend in person. Directions and parking information will be sent along with the confirmation closer to the event. The event will also be livestreamed on this webpage. Please contact conferences@usni.org with any questions.

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ADM Christopher W. Grady, USN

Admiral Chris Grady is the twelfth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer. In past assignments, he commanded USS ARDENT; USS CHIEF; USS COLE; Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-TWO; Carrier Strike Group ONE and USS CARL VINSON Carrier Strike Group; Naval Surface Forces Atlantic; and the U.S. Navy's SIXTH Fleet, and concurrently Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.  

He most recently served as the Commander of United States Fleet Forces Command, based in Norfolk, Virginia where he was responsible for providing combat-ready forces forward to Numbered Fleets and Combatant Commanders around the globe in support of U.S. national interests, and concurrently served as the Commander Naval Forces Northern Command, Commander Naval Forces Strategic Command, and the Strategic Command Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, and Commander Task Force Atlantic. Admiral Grady is the Navy’s “Old Salt,” recognizing his extensive knowledge and expertise as a professional mariner and as the longest-serving active-duty Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.  

Contact Information

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Kathleen Mcinnis
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative