Dr. Craig Hooper, with a decade-long record as an
educator, author and maritime analyst, is, from his website NextNavy.com, a
provocative commentator on national security and the defense industrial base.
After earning a doctorate from Harvard University and serving as a lecturer at
the Naval Postgraduate School, he transitioned to industry in 2011 as an
executive at the militarized ferry-builder, Austal USA. With a talent for
identifying emergent national security challenges, Dr. Hooper has published or
been quoted in a range of media outlets, warning of America’s fading legacy in
the Pacific, cautioning policymakers on America’s disregard for the strategic
utility of remote island bases, or advocating for America's oft-ignored
logistics fleet. He most recently served as co-author of the Center for
Strategic and Budgetary Assessments groundbreaking proposal for a larger Navy,
“Restoring American Seapower: A New Fleet Architecture for the United States
Dr. Hooper currently works at Gryphon Scientific LLC in
Takoma Park, Maryland, handling a range of national and homeland security
studies for government clients.
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