Adrian Clifford Fryer, Select One

Cmdr., Royal Navy

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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COMMANDER ADRIAN C FRYER ROYAL NAVY, joined the Joint Military Operations Department in Aug 2016 after graduating from the U.S. Naval War College. He joined the Royal Navy in 1992 as a Surface Warfare Officer and has served on many ships and on multiple operational deployments. He has Commanded Her Majesty’s Ships TYNE, in Northern European waters, CLYDE, as the Falkland Islands Guardship and latterly DAUNTLESS, a T45 destroyer on deployment providing protection to the USS Carl Vinson BG, conducting counter IS operations in the Gulf. Holding a BSc(Hons) in Maritime Geography from Cardiff University, he is also a graduate of the U.K. Defence College Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC).

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Littoral Warfare
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Middle East
  • Military Planning
  • Military Technology
  • Military Theory
  • Mine Warfare
  • NATO
  • Oceanography
  • Operational Warfare
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Submarine Warfare
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


NCC Student

Graduated USNWC NCC in summer of 2016

Commanding Officer HMS Dauntless

T45 Destroyer, numerous operations including Air Defence Commander for Carl Vinson Strike Group in Middle East

UK Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC)

Graduate of UK ACSC Shrivenham.

Commanding Officer HMS Clyde

Commanding Officer of eth Falklands Islands Guardship - 7 months patrolling the Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Commanding Officer HMS Tyne

Commanding Officer HMS Tyne - UK Patrol Ship

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Year of the Gray Wolf: The Rise of Turkey’s New Ultranationalism

Jul. 16, 2018
War On The Rocks
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