defense affairs committee quarterly program

Assessing Deterrence: ODNI Annual Threat Assessment 

Thursday, Apr 25, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., North Fork Meeting Center

The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) releases the intelligence community's worldwide Threat Assessment annually. It provides an unclassified summary of the intelligence community’s evaluation of current threats to US national security, including cyber and technological threats, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, crime, environmental and natural resources issues, and economic issues.

Join the Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) quarterly program, which will feature recently retired US Navy Admiral Charles Richard. ADM Richard has been intimately engaged in our nation’s security at the highest levels and is currently the UVA Miller Center’s James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor.

DAC Quarterly Program

April 25, 2024 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Presenting Speaker

Admiral Richard’s final assignment was as commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), one of 11 unified commands under the Department of Defense. At STRATCOM, ADM Richard oversaw the global command and control of all the nation’s nuclear forces to achieve the national security objective of strategic deterrence. He was responsible for more than 150,000 people conducting strategic deterrence and nuclear operations, nuclear command and control, global strike, missile defense, electromagnetic spectrum operations, and analysis and targeting.

Previous assignments included Commander, Submarine Forces, Submarine Force Atlantic, and Allied Submarine Command.