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Maritime Security Dialogue: The Future of the U.S. Navy

April 28, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

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Please join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Gilday will discuss the future of maritime security and the state of the Navy with Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, U.S. Naval Institute, with introductory remarks from Dr. Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project.

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 particular 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.

Admiral Michael Gilday is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and he earned a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and the National War College. His ship commands include destroyers USS Higgins (DDG 76) and USS Benfold (DDG 65) and subsequently, commanded Destroyer Squadron 7, serving as sea combat commander for the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group. As a flag officer, he served as commander Carrier Strike Group 8 embarked aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S 10th Fleet. His staff assignments include the Bureau of Naval Personnel; staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, and staff of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Joint assignments include executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and naval aide to the President. As a flag officer, he served in joint positions as director of operations for NATO’s Joint Force Command Lisbon; as chief of staff for Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO; director of operations, J3, for U.S. Cyber Command; and as director of operations, J3, for the Joint Staff.  He recently served as director, Joint Staff. He has served on teams that have been recognized with numerous awards and is the recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (four awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” and the Combat Action Ribbon.

This event is made possible by support from HII.

Event Partners


Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program