Breakfast Talk with Lieutenant General Chip Gregson


Policy and Strategy without a Designated Enemy

China’s rise presents a policy and strategy challenge that is unique in the American experience. Since at least the beginning of World War II we have – with only brief exceptions – always had a declared enemy that served as a single organizing principle for our national security policies and military strategies: Axis, Soviet, and “terror”. Our government’s current national security structure was built to counter the existential Soviet threat. That organizing principle no longer applies. Economic, commercial and political incentives vie with security concerns. Clarity of policy and strategy is more difficult but at the same time more important.

 

Time/Date:

November 12
7:45am-9:00am
The American Club, The Colonial Room

 

Pricing:

AAS Members: $35

To register and make payment, please email Courtney Young at cyoung@amcham.org.sg

Speaker Lieutenant General Wallace "Chip" Gregson
Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, Ret.) most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the United States Olympic Committee, then as an independent consultant before entering Government in 2009. From 2003 to 2005, he was ...

Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, Ret.) most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the United States Olympic Committee, then as an independent consultant before entering Government in 2009. From 2003 to 2005, he was Commanding General of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific and Marine Corps Forces Central Command, where he was responsible for over 70,000 Marines and Sailors in the Middle East, Afghanistan, East Africa, Asia and the United States.


From 2001 to 2003 he served as Commanding General of all Marine Corps forces in Japan, where he was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, the Gold and Silver Star, and the Korean Order of National Security Merit, Gukseon Medal. Prior to his time in Japan he was Director of Asia-Pacific Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1998 to 2000.


Lt.Gen. Gregson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; the Pacific Council on International Policy; the International Institute for Strategic Studies; the U.S. Naval Institute; and the Marine Corps Association. He serves as a Director of the U.S. Naval Institute. His civilian education includes a Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and Master's degrees in Strategic Planning from the Naval War College. He is currently Chair, Banyan Analytics, an ANSER institute; Director, China and the Pacific at the Center for the National Interest; and a Senior Advisor at Avascent International.

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Organizer AmCham: Courtney Young

When?

Tue, Nov. 12, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Singapore

Where?

The American Club, The Colonial Room
10 Claymore Hill
Singapore 229573