Climate Change: Risks for National Security
November 19th, 2014
10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Buckner Building, Florida Southern College – 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801
Today, the U.S. Navy is preparing for an open Arctic, the Marines are deploying in response to historic typhoons, and the Army is preparing its bases to use less energy than they produce.
Climate change is already a major consideration for US military planners. Meanwhile, American politicians continue to ignore the issue.
Join us for a discussion with senior flag officers as they discuss the steps the US military has taken and future implications for our national security.
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy, USA (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Kennedy was the first woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the United States Army. She served as the senior intelligence officer for U.S. Forces Command, Deputy Commanding General for the Army Intelligence Center and School and completed her Army career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. She serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Population Action International and the advisory board of Opportunity International, one of the world’s largest micro-finance organizations.
Lieutenant General Donald Kerrick, USA (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Don Kerrick served in the United States Army for 30 years and retired as a three-star General. At retirement, he was serving in the White House as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the President of the United States. He managed the nation’s deputies committee and was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing United States foreign and national security policies.
For five years after leaving the military, Don Kerrick served as Vice President, General Dynamics Advanced Information systems. Subsequently, he is the Managing Director of Kerrick Consulting providing consulting services for select defense and intelligence clients. He serves on the Defense Intelligence Agency Advisory Board and is a Florida Southern College Trustee.
Don Kerrick served, by Presidential Appointment, as a principal negotiator on the United States Balkans Peace Delegation that negotiated an agreement ending the Bosnian War. Later, he was appointed by the President to serve on the Steering Committee for the Protection of the United States Critical Infrastructure and developed the blueprint for the structure and procedures designed to protect national critical infrastructure.
Other significant military assignments include: Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Chief of Staff/Staff Director, the National Security Council, The White House; Director of Operations, Defense Intelligence Agency; the Army Staff, Commander 701st Military Intelligence Brigade and Field Station Augsburg, Germany; and Commander 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), Korea. Additionally, he is a rated pilot in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft and is a multi-engine instructor pilot.
Don Kerrick holds a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree and honorary Doctor of Diplomacy from Florida Southern College.
Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. He is a Washington-based expert on energy, climate change, and infrastructure policy. He has over seven years of experience working at the center of debates about how to achieve sustainable energy security and how to effectively address climate change.
Prior to moving into the Think Tank world, he was a Legislative Assistant on Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure for United States Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska from 2006 through 2008. He also has experience working in the US House of Representatives for the House Ways and Means Committee and the Office of Congresswoman Roukema.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Strategy and Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Economics from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
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