EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2001: Bio: Tangredi

September 6, 2001Captain Sam Tangredi

Captain Sam J. Tangredi, Senior Military Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Captain Sam J. Tangredi, USN, is a senior military fellow in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, where he is a member of Quadrennial Defense Review 2001 Working Group. He is currently managing the follow-up project to The Global Century volumes. He is a surface warfare officer who has served in a fast frigate, aircraft carrier, guided-missile destroyer, and dock landing ship. His most recent command was USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49). A Navy sub-specialist in Strategic Planning and International Negotiations, and a fully-qualified Joint Specialty Officer, he has served on the Joint Staff, as Special Assistant and Speech writer to the Secretary of the Navy, and as Head, Strategy and Concepts Branch, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, Captain Tangredi earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and was a national security fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of over seventy articles and working papers on defense issues, and recently appeared on The History Channel in "The Great Ships" series.

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