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Maritime Security Dialogue: Naval Aviation Update

July 13, 2022 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

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The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. In celebration, please join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET for a Maritime Security Dialogue event with VADM Kenneth Whitesell, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; RADM James Downey, USN, Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers; and RADM Andrew Loiselle, USN, Director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

CDR Ward Carroll, USN (Ret.), Director of Outreach, U.S. Naval Institute, will moderate a discussion on their perspectives on the role and evolution of the aircraft carrier over the past 100 years and discuss what is next for the future of naval aviation with an introduction by Dr. Seth G. Jones, CSIS Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program.

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.

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 with any questions.

This event is made possible by support from HII.

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Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program