Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.) is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy whose naval career culminated in serving as the Chief of Naval Operations, the senior officer in the U.S. Navy. In that role he was a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his career, he held six operational commands and is one of only two officers in the history of the Navy to have commanded both the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.
Ashore he served as the U.S. Naval Academy Commandant where he led the strategic planning effort that underpinned the Academy’s first capital campaign. He was the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs responsible for the Department of the Navy’s interaction with Congress. Admiral Roughead was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command during the massive relief effort following the 2004 tsunami in South and Southeast Asia.
Admiral Roughead serves on the boards of directors of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, Maersk Line, Limited and the Marinette Marine Corporation. He is a trustee of Dodge and Cox Funds, a trustee of the Johns Hopkins University and serves on the board of managers of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
In addition to his board responsibilities, he is the Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He advises companies in the defense and medical sectors, and at the University of Haifa Maritime Center. He recently co-chaired a Congressionally appointed commission that reviewed the current administration’s National Defense Strategy and he remains active in non-governmental policy discussions with China, Japan, Canada and Mexico.