Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

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

Biography

Bryan Clark is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology 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 MS in national security studies from the National War College and BS in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Idaho.

Events
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February 2024
Past Event
Raising AUKUS Pillar Two: Integrating Autonomous Systems into the ADF
Featured Speakers:
Professor Emily Hilder
Brigadier James Davis
Captain Adam Allicia
Air Commodore Ross Bender
Dan Patt
Bryan Clark
A MARTAC MANTAS T12 uncrewed surface vessel during a speed and handling demonstration during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2022 in the waters of Jervis Bay Territory. (Australian Government Department of Defence)
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February 2024
Past Event
Raising AUKUS Pillar Two: Integrating Autonomous Systems into the ADF
A MARTAC MANTAS T12 uncrewed surface vessel during a speed and handling demonstration during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2022 in the waters of Jervis Bay Territory. (Australian Government Department of Defence)
Featured Speakers:
Professor Emily Hilder
Brigadier James Davis
Captain Adam Allicia
Air Commodore Ross Bender
Dan Patt
Bryan Clark
25
January 2024
Past Event
Defense Disruptors: A Conversation with General Christopher Mahoney
Featured Speakers:
General Christopher Mahoney
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
(Defense Disruptors logo)
25
January 2024
Past Event
Defense Disruptors: A Conversation with General Christopher Mahoney
(Defense Disruptors logo)
Featured Speakers:
General Christopher Mahoney
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
24
January 2024
Past Event
Solving Operational Problems with Today’s Technology: Launching the Apex Conference Series
Featured Speakers:
Aditi Kumar
Margaret Palmieri
Shyam Sankar
Colin Carroll
Jimmy Jones
Wes Naylor
Sally de Swart
Bryan Clark
Vago Muradian
A U.S. Marine assigned to the Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26MEU(SOC)), pilots a Skydio Unmanned Aerial System during an amphibious landing for Northern Coast 2023 (NOCO 23) in Ventspils, Latvia, Sept. 12, 2023. NOCO 23 is a German-led multinational exercise that strengthens military and maritime combat readiness through realistic training in order to sharpen interoperability with our Allies and partners. The San Antonio-class amphibious ship USS M
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January 2024
Past Event
Solving Operational Problems with Today’s Technology: Launching the Apex Conference Series
A U.S. Marine assigned to the Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26MEU(SOC)), pilots a Skydio Unmanned Aerial System during an amphibious landing for Northern Coast 2023 (NOCO 23) in Ventspils, Latvia, Sept. 12, 2023. NOCO 23 is a German-led multinational exercise that strengthens military and maritime combat readiness through realistic training in order to sharpen interoperability with our Allies and partners. The San Antonio-class amphibious ship USS M
Featured Speakers:
Aditi Kumar
Margaret Palmieri
Shyam Sankar
Colin Carroll
Jimmy Jones
Wes Naylor
Sally de Swart
Bryan Clark
Vago Muradian
19
December 2023
Past Event
The Rise of Russia-Iran Partnership
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Bryan Clark
Can Kasapoğlu
Iranian and Russian navies attend a joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean on February 17, 2021. (Iranian Army/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
19
December 2023
Past Event
The Rise of Russia-Iran Partnership
Iranian and Russian navies attend a joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean on February 17, 2021. (Iranian Army/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Bryan Clark
Can Kasapoğlu
A contractor welds on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), in Norfolk, Virginia, on January 21, 2014. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Crayton Agnew)
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A contractor welds on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), in Norfolk, Virginia, on January 21, 2014. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Crayton Agnew)
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
In the Media
This aerial photograph taken on February 1, 2024, shows residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv, on February 1, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images)
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Reports
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United States Marines prepare an RQ-7B Shadow during an exercise as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15 near Yuma, Arizona, on April 10, 2015. (US Marine Corps vis DVIDS)
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United States Marines prepare an RQ-7B Shadow during an exercise as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15 near Yuma, Arizona, on April 10, 2015. (US Marine Corps vis DVIDS)
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