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Hudson Institute Welcomes Bryan Clark as Senior Fellow

Bryan Clark

WASHINGTON – Hudson Institute announced today that Bryan Clark has joined the Institute’s policy team as senior fellow. Clark’s research program will focus on the implications of new and evolving technologies for military operations and strategy.

“I am delighted to welcome Bryan to Hudson,” said John Walters, Hudson’s chief operating officer. “As one of our nation’s leading national security and defense analysts, Bryan will expand and deepen Hudson’s work on a number of important topics, including the future of warfare, evolving technologies, and defense strategy.”

Bryan Clark

Bryan Clark is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert in naval operations, electronic warfare, autonomous systems, military competitions, and wargaming. His research will focus on how military forces could employ emerging or advancing technologies, the costs and benefits relative to existing approaches, ways the government could leverage commercial efforts, and how the U.S. military could counter adversary use of new technologies.

From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Clark was as 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.