Lieutenant Commander Hayes began his military career in the Army and later served as a Navy Reserve intelligence officer and judge advocate. His active service included deployments to Afghanistan, East Africa, and Kuwait.

Articles by Brian Hayes

The Wilmington (PG-8)

Gunboat Diplomacy Demands a Gun

By Lieutenant Commander Brian Hayes, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
March 2022
The reason that naval presence operations fail to deter aggressive Russian and Chinese behavior is simple: the presence of U.S. warships is not backed by a credible threat of force.