Bryan McGrath

Former Deputy Director, Center for American Seapower

At A Glance:

Bryan McGrath is former deputy director of Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower.

Biography

Bryan McGrath was deputy director of Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower.

Bryan is the founding Managing Director of The FerryBridge Group LLC (FBG), a niche consultancy specializing in naval and national security issues, including national and military strategy, strategic planning, executive communications, strategic communications and emerging technologies.

Prior to starting FBG, Bryan founded a national security consulting line of business for Delex Systems of Herndon, VA, where he directly supported a number of senior clients in the Navy and the Army.  Additionally, he provided critical insight on Navy policy and acquisition preferences to commercial clients, including major defense contractors and small technology firms negotiating the "post-earmarks" era.    

A retired Naval Officer, Bryan spent 21 years on active duty including a tour in command of USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), a guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.  In command, he received the "Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Award for Inspirational Leadership" from the Surface Navy Association and his ship earned the USS ARIZONA Memorial Trophy signifying its selection as the Fleet's most combat-ready warship.  His final duties ashore included serving as Team Lead and Primary Author of the US Navy's 2007 Maritime Strategy A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.

In his spare time, Bryan is a well-published commentator in the fields of national and maritime strategy, with policy papers published at major think tanks, and articles placed in nationally marketed periodicals.  He is a frequent panelist at symposia that deal with naval issues and is frequently quoted by major press organizations.

Bryan earned a BA in History from the University of Virginia in 1987, and an MA in Political Science (Congressional Studies) from The Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the Naval War College. 

Events
13
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Naval Surveillance in the Era of Great Power Competition
Featured Speakers:
Seth Cropsey
Bryan McGrath
David Larter
13
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Naval Surveillance in the Era of Great Power Competition

The competition for dominance in the West Pacific continues to escalate as China attempts to thwart U.S. strategy and claim a greater hold within the

Friday 11:30 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Seth Cropsey
Bryan McGrath
David Larter
27
February 2019
Past Event
Conversations on National Security and U.S. Naval Power: A Discussion with U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Seth Moulton
Bryan McGrath
27
February 2019
Past Event
Conversations on National Security and U.S. Naval Power: A Discussion with U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton

Experts discuss U.S. naval power

Wednesday 10:15 - 11:15AM
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Seth Moulton
Bryan McGrath
16
November 2018
Past Event
Implications of U.S.-China Tensions in the Indo-Pacific
Featured Speakers:
Vice Admiral Yoji Koda (Ret.)
Bryan McGrath
Aparna Pande
Satoru Nagao
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
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16
November 2018
Past Event
Implications of U.S.-China Tensions in the Indo-Pacific

Experts discuss the South China Sea

Friday 12:00 - 1:30PM
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Featured Speakers:
Vice Admiral Yoji Koda (Ret.)
Bryan McGrath
Aparna Pande
Satoru Nagao
Arthur Herman (Moderator)
09
November 2018
Past Event
The Future of Navy Expeditionary Warfare
Featured Speakers:
Major General David W. Coffman
Bryan McGrath
09
November 2018
Past Event
The Future of Navy Expeditionary Warfare

Major General David W. Coffman and Bryan McGrath discuss American seapower

Friday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Major General David W. Coffman
Bryan McGrath