Admiral James Stavridis
Admiral James Stavridis, a career surface warfare officer, is former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and Commander, U.S. Southern Command. He commanded a destroyer, destroyer squadron, and carrier strike group — all in combat. He has published hundreds of articles and ten books, including the novel 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin Press, 2021). He holds a PhD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he served as dean.