|ADM Stavridis, SOUTHCOM Commander
When I first met Lieutenant Commander James Stavridis in 1989, I had no idea that one day he would be the gold standard for what the U.S. Naval Institute is all about. Since he was a midshipman at the Naval Academy, he has been a faithful and thoughtful member of this professional society, and the depth and breadth of what he has written for the open forum—while remarkably still managing to rise steadily in the ranks to a four-star admiral—is unprecedented. I remember when he visited our headquarters in Beach Hall soon after he earned his first star and I greeted him as "admiral." Instantly, his reply was, "C'mon, Fred. In this family, I'll always be Jim." Family indeed. As we watch for Admiral Jim's next career move, his fellow family members are all proud to say we knew him when. We hope you enjoy this sentimental journey in words that spans his entire distinguished Navy career.
-Fred Schultz, Managing Editor, Proceedings
- Comment and Discussion, September 1977, Ensign
- Comment and Discussion, April 1979, Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
- Handling a Spruance Class Destroyer, October 1979, Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
- On Leading Snipes, January 1981, Lieutenant
- A New SWO Billet in the Carrier, January 1982, Lieutenant
- Closing the Gaps in Naval Leadership, July 1982, Lieutenant
- Comment and Discussion, October 1982, Lieutenant
- War, Peace, and Leadership, August 1983, Lieutenant
- Comment and Discussion, March 1984, Lieutenant Commander
- Naval Strategy and National Ocean Policy, July 1984, Lieutenant Commander
- Resource Wars, January 1985, Lieutenant Commander
- The Global Maritime Coalition, April 1985, Lieutenant Commander
- Handling a Ticonderoga, January 1987, Lieutenant Commander
- An Alliance for the Pacific, July 1987, Lieutenant Commander
- Creating ASW Killing Zones, October 1987, Lieutenant Commander
- Comment and Discussion, February 1988, Lieutenant Commander
- Comment and Discussion, April 1989, Lieutenant Commander
- New Era Tactics, July 1990, Lieutenant Commander
- Aegis and the Third World, September 1990, Lieutenant Commander
- A Measure of Success, February 1992, Commander
- Beyond Joint: The Interagency Action, May 1993, Commander
- To Begin Again, July 1993, Commander
- Handling the Arleigh Burkes, October 1994, Commander
|CAPT Stavridis, Exec to SECNAV, 1999
- A Perfect Form One, October 1995, Commander
- They Got Game, June 1999, Captain
- Requiem for a Sailor's Writer, May 2000, Captain
- Making Room for Risk: Managing Disruptive Techniques, September 2001, Rear Admiral
- Comment and Discussion, June 2002, Rear Admiral
- Adapting Aviation Tactical Training for the Surface Warfare Community, January 2003, Rear Admiral
- Comment and Discussion, February 2003, Rear Admiral
- From Sword to Shield: Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror, August 2004, Rear Admiral
- Deconstructing War, December 2005, Vice Admiral
- Sailing in Southern Waters: A New Wind, May 2007, Admiral
- Journal of a First Command, April 2008, Admiral
- Read, Think, Write, and Publish, August 2008, Admiral
- Sailing Across the Bridge, October 2009, Admiral
- Teaching the Ropes, May 2010, Admiral
- Comment and Discussion, January 2011, Admiral
- Comment and Discussion, June 2011, Admiral
- 'A Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom', August 2013, Admiral (Retired)
- "NATO: A Bridge Across Time." (PDF) Freedom's Challenge – Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall December 2009: 134-135. (Admiral)
Joint Force Quarterly
Naval Law Review
- "United Nations of the Sea Treaty: Time for a Review?" Naval Law Review Spring 1992: 78-88. (Commander)
|LCDR Stavridis, CNO Special Assistant, with CNO Trost, 1989
Naval War College Review
- "NATO Taking a Fix - Charting a Course" RUSI Journal December 2009: 44-47. (Admiral)
- Division Officer's Guide, Eleventh Edition, U.S. Naval Institute Press, Co-authored with Commander Robert Girrier, 2005.
- Watch Officer's Guide, Fifteenth Edition, U.S. Naval Institute Press, Co-authored with Captain Robert Girrier, 2006.
- Destroyer Captain, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
- Command at Sea, Sixth Edition, U.S. Naval Institute Press, Co-authored with Rear Admiral Robert Girrier, 2010.
- Partnership for the Americas: Western Hemisphere Strategy and U.S. Southern Command, NDU Press, 2010.
|ADM Stavridis, U.S. Naval Institute Honors Night 2010
- "The Geography of Warfare," November 1983, Lieutenant Commander
- "Navy and Empire," September 1984, Lieutenant Commander
- "Supercarrier," February 1987, Lieutenant Commander
- "Retreat from Doomsday," July 1989, Lieutenant Commander
- "Beyond the Law of the Sea: New Directions for U.S. Ocean Policy," March 1999, Captain
- "A Soldier's Duty," August 2001, Rear Admiral
- "The Tragedy of Great Power Politics," July 2002, Rear Admiral
- "Command at Sea," June 2005, Vice Admiral
- "The 33 Strategies of War," July 2006, Vice Admiral
- "Sea of Thunder," November 2006, Admiral
- "Six Frigates," December 2006, Admiral
- "The Far Reaches," September 2007, Admiral
- "One Minute to Midnight," March 2009, Admiral
Book Reviews—Naval History
- "Damn the Torpedoes," October 1999, Captain
- "Patrick O'Brian: A Life Revealed," October 2000, Captain
- "The Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany's Gentleman Pirate," October 2005, Vice Admiral
- "A Dishonorable Few," December 2005, Vice Admiral
- "Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah," June 2006, Vice Admiral
Admiral James Stavridis assumed duties as Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009.
Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.
|Dressed as a Marine like his dad for Halloween, 1957
A Surface Warfare Officer, he commanded the Destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from 1993-1995, completing UN/NATO deployments to Haiti and Bosnia, and a combat cruise to the Arabian Gulf. Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet under his command.
In 1998, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership.
From 2002-2004, he commanded Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Arabian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
From 2006-2009, he commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ashore, he has served as a strategic and long range planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
Stavridis earned a PhD and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges.
He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and five awards of the Legion of Merit. He is author or co-author of several books on naval ship handling and leadership, including Command at Sea, Destroyer Captain, and Partnership for the Americas about Latin America.