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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 mentioned in Jane’s about U.S. armed service collaboration.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Interest about U.S. Aircraft Carrier presence near Iran.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Wall Street Journal about the impact of Coronavirus on U.S. Sailors and aircraft carriers.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Task and Purpose U.S. carrier deployment and the impact of COVID-19 on naval staff and facilities.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about heightened tensions with Iran and U.S. carrier strategy.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Defense about congressional push back on Virginia-Class submarine cuts.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Defense about congressional push back on Virginia-Class submarine cuts.

Bryan Clark was quoted in National Interest about the future of boost-glide missile systems.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Defense News about the U.S. Navy’s decision to cancel DDG service life extensions and what it will mean for their budget going forward.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Breaking Defense about next-gen aircraft carriers and the Navy’s changing approach to carrier use.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Signal Magazine about attempts to slow China’s conquest of the South China Sea.

Bryan Clark was quoted in Bloomberg about an upcoming round of Virginia-class submarines and the need for shipbuilders to accelerate their production efforts.