About James Stavridis
James Stavridis retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy – he ledStavridis the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command – with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. Admiral Stavridis is the dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University. The Fletcher School is oldest exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States. His was Supreme Allied Commander – NATO and commander of U.S. European Commander (2009-2013) – Chair of the Board – U.S. Naval Institute (2013-present) – Commander U.S. Southern Command in Miami (2006-2009) – Senior Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy. His newest book is The Accidental Admiral (October 2014 – Naval Institute Press); http://accidentaladmiral.com ks (2001-2002).