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Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow

Bryan Clark is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert in naval operations, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, military competitions, and wargaming.

From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Clark was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) where he led studies for the DoD Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Defense Advanced Research Products Agency on new technologies and the future of warfare.

Prior to joining CSBA in 2013, Mr. Clark was special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and director of his Commander’s Action Group, where he led development of Navy strategy and implemented new initiatives in electromagnetic spectrum operations, undersea warfare, expeditionary operations, and personnel and readiness management.

Mr. Clark served in the Navy headquarters staff from 2004 to 2011, leading studies in the Assessment Division and participating in the 2006 and 2010 Quadrennial Defense Reviews. His areas of emphasis were modeling and simulation, strategic planning, and institutional reform and governance. Prior to retiring from the Navy in 2008, Mr. Clark was an enlisted and officer submariner, serving in afloat and ashore submarine operational and training assignments including tours as chief engineer and operations officer at the Navy’s nuclear power training unit.

Mr. Clark is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. He received his M.S. in national security studies from the National War College and B.S. in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Idaho.

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Bryan Clark was quoted in The Epoch Times about U.S. Naval strategy and the future of unmanned systems.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about U.S. Navy strategy and the effective deployment of LCS.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Business Insider about NATO naval practices in the North Atlantic.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Interest about the fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard.

Bryan Clark was quoted in The Epoch Times about a military microreactor project.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Breaking Defense about the Bonhomme Richard fire.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in Defense News about U.S. Navy investment in the SPY-6 radar for ballistic missile defense.

Bryan Clark was quoted in USSA News about a recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the impact the recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard will have on U.S. Naval strategy.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in Politico Morning Defense about new U.S. Navy ships.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the impact the recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard will have on U.S. Naval strategy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the impact the recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard will have on U.S. Naval strategy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the impact the recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard will have on U.S. Naval strategy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Wall Street Journal about the recent fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

Bryan Clark was quoted in the Hartford Courant about U.S. submarine manufacturing.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Breaking Defense about lawmakers’ frustration about Navy funding and cost efficiency.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Benar News about China’s naval exercises in the South China Sea.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in USNI News about the future of the U.S. Navy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about European naval constructs.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Government Executive about the Navy’s decision to mobilize reservists to help fight manufacturing delays on shipyards.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Breaking Defense about the Navy’s decision to send reservists to shipyards to make up for lost workdays due to COVID cases.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Bangor Daily News about recent production delays that could impact the Navy’s plans for future purchases of Destroyers.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the Navy’s long term carrier strategy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Interest about the strategic future of the U.S. Navy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Benar News about China’s plans for a seabed sonar system between Woody Island an Hainan Island that would help spot U.S. submarines.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Radio Free Asia about China’s plans to create an undersea cable system between Parcel Island outposts.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Business Insider about problems with the U.S. combat logistics force.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in USNI News about the U.S. Navy’s strategic pushes and major institutional questions surrounding its role in a world of great power competition.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Roll Call about the Navy’s long term strategy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bryan Clark and Seth Cropsey were quoted in Defense News about U.S. Navy ship upgrades and the future of carriers.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about budgetary setbacks in the Navy’s plans to develop long-range unmanned combat aircrafts.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about unmanned Navy vessels.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about possible structural changes in the Marine Corps and how it could impact the U.S. Navy’s budget.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in The Hill about his upcoming appearance in from of the House Armed Services panel.

Bryan Clark was quoted in _Breaking Defense about shipbuilding delays of Navy destroyers.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about F-35 flights and supersonic flights.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Press Herald about Navy destroyer production challenges.

Bryan Clark was mentioned in Nikkei Asian Review about China’s displays of power in the South China Sea.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about DoD requests for Columbia-class submarine purchases.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about increasing militarization in the Arctic.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Jane’s about the use of unmanned aircrafts by the Armed Overwatch procurement to provide backup firepower.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Foreign Policy about changes in U.S. Navy leadership.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Reuters about the U.S. Navy’s decision to aware a $5.5 billion contract to Italy’s Fincantieri to build a new class of warships.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Associated Press about the inefficiency of the Navy hospital ships.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Rudaw about Iranian threats to U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.

Bryan Clark was quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the U.S. Navy’s role in coronavirus relief.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about F-35 supersonic flight limits.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Bloomberg about U.S. naval capabilities against Iran.