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Admiral James R. Hogg, USN (Ret)

Admiral Hogg departed public service in 2013, having served for 18 years as Director of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group, which he transformed from strategic studies to a research center with the mission to generate future war-fighting concepts at the Operational level of warfare. Earlier he served for four years as President of the National Security Industrial Association, a major national defense industry association of some 400 companies of all sizes from all segments of industry that relate to U.S. national security.

His Staff service included assignment as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Director of Military Personnel Policy, and Director of Naval Warfare working in the areas of military requirements and acquisition.

Before retirement from the Navy in May 1991, he served three years as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Military Committee, gaining comprehensive experience at the highest levels of political/military planning and policy development.

While on active duty he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (three), the Legion of Merit (three) and other U .S. and foreign decorations. He has received the Vice Admiral Charles E. Weakley Award (1989), the Betsy Ross Freedom Award (1991), and the Roland M. Teel Award (1995).

Admiral Hogg graduated from the Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Navy in June 1956. He served for thirty-five years, attaining the grade of Admiral in October 1988. His sea commands included a Guided Missile Cruiser, two Destroyer Squadrons, and a Cruiser- Destroyer Flotilla. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet from May 1983 – March 1985.

Admiral Hogg, in addition to the U. S. Naval Academy, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College and holds a degree of Master of Science in Business Administration at George Washington University.