Enhancing Naval Deterrence in the Pacific

Saturday, October 21

On behalf of Regional Director Randolph Johnson and the Naval War College Foundation, you and a guest are invited to join us at the USS Orleck Naval Museum in Jacksonville, FL. Our featured speaker, VADM Frank Pandolfe, USN (Ret.), will discuss the enhancement of naval deterrence in the Pacific.

The day will begin with a tour of the USS Orleck (DD-886) at 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon and discussion at 12 p.m. Please respond by October 16.

USS Orleck
610 E Bay St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

About the Speaker

VADM Frank Pandolfe, USN (Ret.)

Vice President & Strategic Account Executive for the Navy & Marine Corps, Leidos
Former Commander of the U.S. SIXTH Fleet
Former Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff

Frank Pandolfe served 37 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring in the rank of Vice Admiral. At sea, he commanded USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), Destroyer Squadron EIGHTEEN, Carrier Strike Group TWO, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, and U.S. SIXTH Fleet. Ashore, he served as Military Aide & Advisor to the Vice President of the United States; Director, Surface Warfare Division (OPNAV N-96), Navy Staff; Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Military Representative to the Secretary of State).

Frank is Strategic Account Executive (Navy & Marine Corps) for Leidos. In that role, he is responsible for strengthening Leidos’ relationship with the Department of the Navy while supporting business development and program execution efforts. Prior to joining Leidos, Frank was President, International Operations for Owl Cyber Defense and Acuity International LLC. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, he led international business development efforts in support of over 6,000 people working in 30 countries around the world.

Frank graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, specializing in Public International Law and National Security Affairs.


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