A discussion with

Gen Robert B. Neller, USMC
Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Moderated by

Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair and Director, International Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies



The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders. This was the final event in the 2017 series, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries and Lockheed Martin.