Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

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At A Glance:

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 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
17
June 2024
Past Event
Deterring China through Nonmilitary Costs
Featured Speakers:
John Lee
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Bryan Clark
Moderator:
Aaron MacLean
Members of the Peoples Liberation Army flag honor guard march in Tiananmen Square on March 11, 2024, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
17
June 2024
Past Event
Deterring China through Nonmilitary Costs

Join Hudson Senior Fellows Aaron MacLean, Tom Duesterberg, Bryan Clark, and John Lee as they discuss Dr. Lee’s latest report, cowritten with Lavina Lee.

Members of the Peoples Liberation Army flag honor guard march in Tiananmen Square on March 11, 2024, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
John Lee
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Bryan Clark
Moderator:
Aaron MacLean
12
June 2024
Past Event
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Aditi Kumar
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Collins
Mitch Skiles
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Michael Brasseur
Michael Hiatt
Josh Martin
Moderators:
Nadia Schadlow
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
12
June 2024
Past Event
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition

Join Hudson for a three-part event discussing the challenges and opportunities facing Western militaries and defense industries as they attempt to achieve relevant capability at scale.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Aditi Kumar
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Collins
Mitch Skiles
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Michael Brasseur
Michael Hiatt
Josh Martin
Moderators:
Nadia Schadlow
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
16
May 2024
Past Event
AUKUS Challenges and Opportunities: How AUKUS Pillar Two Could Help Deter Chinese Aggression
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Dr. Chris Bassler
Marcus Hellyer
 AUKUS Challenges and Opportunities: How AUKUS Pillar Two Could Help Deter Chinese Aggression
16
May 2024
Past Event
AUKUS Challenges and Opportunities: How AUKUS Pillar Two Could Help Deter Chinese Aggression

Join Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion about AUKUS Pillar Two and the opportunities it holds for sustainable allied force design and deterrence.

 AUKUS Challenges and Opportunities: How AUKUS Pillar Two Could Help Deter Chinese Aggression
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Dr. Chris Bassler
Marcus Hellyer
26
March 2024
Past Event
Integrating Uncrewed Systems to Hedge against Aggression
Featured Speakers:
David Alexander
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
A US Marine Corps MQ-9A taxis the flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on June 20, 2023. (US Marine Corps photo)
26
March 2024
Past Event
Integrating Uncrewed Systems to Hedge against Aggression

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Bryan Clark and Dan Patt for a discussion with David Alexander, president of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

A US Marine Corps MQ-9A taxis the flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on June 20, 2023. (US Marine Corps photo)
Featured Speakers:
David Alexander
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
Uncrewed aerial vehicles equipped with specialized software and sensors fly during the Technical Concept Experiment (TCE) 23.2, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California on January 19, 2024. (US Navy photo by Michael Walls)
Caption
Uncrewed aerial vehicles equipped with specialized software and sensors fly during the Technical Concept Experiment 23.2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California on January 19, 2024. (US Navy photo by Michael Walls)
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Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
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bryan_clark
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
Commentary
4 Min Read
South Korean military drones fly in formation during a South Korea–US joint military drill at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, on May 25, 2023. (Yelim LEE / AFP via Getty Images)
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South Korean military drones fly in formation during a South Korea–US joint military drill at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, on May 25, 2023. (Yelim LEE / AFP via Getty Images)
dan_patt
dan_patt
Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
bryan_clark
bryan_clark
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
Commentary
4 Min Read
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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bryan_clark
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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Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
Senior Fellow (Nonresident)
Reports
6 Min Read
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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bryan_clark
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
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