Lloyd R. Vasey
Lloyd "Joe" Vasey (Rear Admiral USN Ret.) is a senior strategist currently focusing on assessing the impact of China's defense and foreign policies on regional security. Vasey founded the Pacific Forum in the mid-1970s and served as CEO until 1990. He is the author of several published articles and studies on Asia-Pacific security issues, including China's Growing Military Power and Implications for East Asia (CSIS, 1993). His military service includes: chief of strategic plans and policies at U.S. Pacific Command Headquarters, secretary to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; deputy director of the U.S. National Military Command Center in the Pentagon; and chief of staff for Commander U.S. 7th Fleet. Vasey graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.A. (education) from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. National War College and has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hawaii. In 1997, he received Hawaii Pacific University's highest honor: the Fellow of the Pacific Award.