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James G. Stavridis

Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

1976, graduate (Hons), US Naval Academy; graduate (Hons), National and Naval War Colleges; 1984, PhD and MALD in Int'l Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts Univ. Surface Warfare Officer; 1993-95, commanded Destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52); 1998, commanded Destroyer Squadron 21, deployed to the Arabian Gulf; 2002-04, commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Arabian Gulf. 2006-09, Commander of US Southern Command, all military activity south of the USA. 2009-13, Supreme Allied Commander, NATO. Since 2013, Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Served as a strategic and long-range planner, staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Served as Exec. Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Author or co-author of six books on leadership, maritime operations, and geopolitics. Over 50 medals and commendations, 28 from non-US nations around the world.