Admiral (Retired) Gary Roughead

Gary RougheadU.S. Admiral Roughead (Retired) served as the U.S. Navy’s 29th Chief of Naval Operations after holding six operational commands and is one of only two officers in the history of the Navy to have commanded both the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. As the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Roughead led the Navy through a challenging period of transition in fiscal, security and personnel matters.  He accelerated the Navy’s capability and capacity in ballistic missile defense and unmanned air and underwater systems. He reestablished the 4th and 10th Fleets to better focus on the Western Hemisphere and cyber operations respectively and introduced bold programs to prepare for the primacy of information in warfare. In retirement, Admiral Roughead is the Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and serves on the boards of directors of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, Maersk Lines, Ltd and the Center for a New American Security.   He is a Trustee of Dodge and Cox Funds and serves on the Board of Managers of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He advises companies in the national security and medical sectors.