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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December 2022
Virtual Event | Online Only
How to Overcome the Military Recruitment and Retention Crisis
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Mike Waltz
LTG (R) Thomas Spoehr
Bryan Clark
Moderator:
Jeremy Hunt
Military Recruitment
01
December 2022
Virtual Event | Online Only
How to Overcome the Military Recruitment and Retention Crisis

Please join our nation’s leading US military readiness experts at Hudson Institute for a panel discussion on the causes of and potential solutions for the current recruiting crisis.

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Military Recruitment
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Mike Waltz
LTG (R) Thomas Spoehr
Bryan Clark
Moderator:
Jeremy Hunt
22
November 2022
Past Event
Exploiting Commercial Innovation to Regain Military Advantage: A Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton
Featured Speakers:
Representative Seth Moulton
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
F35
22
November 2022
Past Event
Exploiting Commercial Innovation to Regain Military Advantage: A Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton

Please join Hudson Senior Fellows Bryan Clark and Dan Patt for a conversation with Representative Seth Moulton regarding the challenges and opportunities facing the US Department of Defense.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
F35
Featured Speakers:
Representative Seth Moulton
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
19
October 2022
Past Event
Making AUKUS Work: Bolstering Australia’s Security and Building Alliances over the Next Decade
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Marcus Hellyer
Mark Gunzinger
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19
October 2022
Past Event
Making AUKUS Work: Bolstering Australia’s Security and Building Alliances over the Next Decade

Please join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion with Mark Gunzinger of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and Marcus Hellyer of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute on the AUKUS trilateral technology sharing agreement.

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00PM
submarine nuclear aukus
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Marcus Hellyer
Mark Gunzinger
07
October 2022
Past Event
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Chris Miller
Dan Patt
An employee works on the production line of LED epitaxial wafer on March 25, 2022, in Jiangsu Province, China. (Zhao Qirui/VCG via Getty Images)
07
October 2022
Past Event
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology

With more than half of all semiconductors and nearly all high-end chips coming from Taiwan or South Korea, disruptions are likely and can have devastating economic consequences.

Friday 11:30 - 1:00PM
An employee works on the production line of LED epitaxial wafer on March 25, 2022, in Jiangsu Province, China. (Zhao Qirui/VCG via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Chris Miller
Dan Patt
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An UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the runway during a series of 5G avionics tests on March 2,
2022, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (US Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)
Reports
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Sailors conduct helicopter rope suspension technique training from an MH-60S Sea Hawk on the flight deck aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea on October 29, 2022. (US Navy Photo by Michael B. Jarmiolowski)
Podcast
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Personnel from a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare command operate an R80D SkyRaider drone during a training exercise on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, on September 13, 2022. (US Navy Photo by Alex Smedegard)
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A missile is fired during a joint training between the United States and South Korea on June 6, 2022, in East Coast, South Korea. (Photo by South Korean Defense Ministry/Dong-A Daily via Getty Images)
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