Dr. Scott C. Truver manages Gryphon’s Naval and Maritime Programs group and serves as senior advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses. Truver was the Director, Center for Security Strate­gies and Operations, TECHMATICS, Fairfax, Vir­ginia. 

Articles by Scott C. Truver


U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2021
In the past year, the U.S. Navy battled the COVID-19 pandemic, weathered senior leadership upheavals, responded to tragedy at home, and protected U.S. maritime interests worldwide.
NTK-ice breaker-open

Ice(breakers) Ahead!

By Scott Truver and Michael Kofman
July 2020
After some two decades of visions, strategies, and plans outlining a need for heavy and medium icebreakers, the Coast Guard finally has launched the Polar Security Cutter project.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group transits in formation while deployed in the Indo-Pacific region in January 2020. By late March, the carrier would be in Guam battling an outbreak of the COVID-19 illness among the crew.

U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2020
In a year of much disruption, a new Navy leadership team is attempting to implement far-reaching force structure changes in the spirit of naval integration while facing flat budgets.
Aviation ordnancemen on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) inspect Mk 62 Quickstrike mines. On the right, a Quickstrike–ER (extended range) mine deploys its wings as it drops from an Air Force B-52H bomber.

Damn! Torpedoes!

By Scott Truver, Brian O’Rourke, and Commander Brooke Millard, USCG
May 2020
The Navy is starting to pay attention to offensive mine warfare again.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy

Iran’s Gray Zone Navy

By Scott Truver
February 2020
Iran’s playbook creates problems for U.S. forces. It “offers an excellent model for achieving strategic objectives by operating in the ‘gray zone’ between peace and open kinetic conflict.”