From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
June 13, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. – Media are invited to join the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, and the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on June 17-18, for the 65th annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) at the NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

As NWC's capstone academic event, the two-day forum brings together distinguished guests and students to explore issues of strategic national importance. This year's theme, "American Grand Strategy and Sea Power: Challenges and Choices," will focus on challenging assumptions and undertaking a strategic assessment of the future.

Greenert will provide a keynote address, "The Maritime Strategy," at 8:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, following a welcome and introduction from Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., president, NWC, and Rear Adm. James G. Foggo III, assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy.

Following his remarks, Greenert will hold a brief media availability.

Additional keynote speakers include professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, King's College London; Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor; Peter W. Singer, Brookings Institution; and professor Geoffrey Till, King's College London.

Three panel discussions, "On Strategy," "Future Challenges," and "Sea Power and Maritime Strategy," will be held over the course of the two-day event.

For media unable to attend, CSF events will be streamed live at and made available at following the forum. CNO's keynote address will also be broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel.

A detailed list of scheduled events, times and participants can be downloaded at

Media and bloggers can join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #CSF14.

Greenert’s biography can be viewed at

Carter’s biography can be viewed at

Foggo’s biography can be viewed at

Media interested in covering this event should contact the NWC Public Affairs Office at 401-841-2220 or email no later than noon, Monday, June 16. Media will be met at the Naval Station Newport Pass and ID office parking lot on Training Station Road, with a departure time of 8:00 a.m. in order to proceed to the lecture location and arrive before the start time.

Posted and edited by Daniel S. Marciniak

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