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Military Base Resilience Happy Hour
September 19

Military Base Resilience Happy Hour


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Join the American Security Project on Thursday, September 19th at 5:30pm for a happy hour and discussion of the new website, Military Base Resilience.

The website highlights 4 major risks to U.S. military installations: Sea Level Rise, Extreme Storms, Extreme Heat & Drought, and Arctic Ice Melt. In recent years, ASP has expanded their climate security portfolio – studying the effects that climate change is currently and will have on U.S national security.

After networking and drinks, Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Brigadier General Stephen Cheney and Lieutenant General John Castellaw will join moderator Esther Babson, ASP Program Manager for Climate Security, for a short conversation on climate security and military base resilience.

Happy hour and discussion will be at the offices of The American Security Project, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on August 29th, 2019.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

About the Speakers:

Alice Hill is the senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change. Hill most recently served as a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She was previously special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council staff where she led the development of national policy to build greater climate resilience. Her coauthored book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, is forthcoming in fall 2019.

Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Stanford University and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

BGen Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP). He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine. His career included a wide variety of command and staff positions with the operating forces and the supporting establishment. Gen. Cheney’s primary specialty was artillery, but he focused extensively on entry-level training, commanding at every echelon at both Marine Corps Recruit Depots, to include being the Commanding General at Parris Island. He served several years in Japan and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Asia.

Other selected highlights of Gen. Cheney’s military career include tours as Deputy Executive Secretary to Defense Secretaries Cheney and Aspin; ground plans officer for Drug Enforcement Policy in the Pentagon; liaison to the Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces; and Inspector General of the Marine Corps.

Gen. Cheney is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the National War College, and the University of Southern California. He was a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, where he is a member. Additionally, he was also a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board and the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

LtGen John “Glad” Castellaw is co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Farmspace Systems LLC., a provider of precision agricultural aerial (drone) services and equipment.

For 36 years he led Marines around the world while flying more than two dozen different aircraft. Castellaw participated in humanitarian operations in Africa, the former Soviet Union, and the Philippines; served with the United Nations (UN) during the Siege of Sarajevo; commanded the American forces in the multi-national security operation in East Timor; and was the chief of staff of the U.S. Central Command at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last tours were in the Pentagon where he oversaw Marine Aviation and then the Marine Corps budget.

Castellaw is a recognized national security serving as a member of the USGLC National Security Advisory Council, lectures on National Security at the University of Tennessee, Martin, serves with several Washington, DC based groups including the Nuclear Security Working Group (NSWG), the Iran Futures Group, the Climate Security Working Group (CSWG) and sits on the American Security Project (ASP) board of directors.

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