Jon Huggins is an associate professor for International Programs at the Naval War College. He has worked across four continents as a maritime security consultant for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Maritime Organization, the G7++ Presidency and the commercial shipping industry. As director of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program, his organization’s research was featured by the BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Al Jazeera. OBP was also a key contributor to the release of 44 piracy hostages held in Somalia for up to four years. A career Navy P-3 NFO, he also served at NATO and EU HQs in Brussels, 7th Fleet HQ, as a FEF Fellow, and the CNO Executive Panel staff.