Facing Reality in the National Security Equation

  • 10/14/2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Buckhead Club
  • 36


In-Person Event, October 14 at 11:30 a.m., the Buckhead Club

Co-host by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

For your safety and the safety of others,

ACIR requests that only fully vaccinated people attend.

All-too-often, the national security community fails to balance the vital equation governing how we go about investing to secure our broad security interests. Admiral Winnefeld will walk the audience through this balance, how we are currently falling short in maintaining it, and how we might go about restoring it.

Venue: Buckhead Club

3344 Peachtree Road N.E.

Suite 2600

Atlanta, GA 30326

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

About Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr.

Admiral Winnefeld graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and served for 37 years in the United States Navy. He instructed at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Topgun, and served as senior aide-decamp to General Colin L. Powell. He commanded a fighter squadron, the amphibious ship USS CLEVELAND, and the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE. As a flag officer, he commanded a carrier strike group, two NATO commands, the United States SIXTH Fleet, United States NORTHERN Command, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD. He retired after serving as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the United States’ number two ranking military officer.

Admiral Winnefeld is a frequently published author and a director or advisory board member for companies operating in a broad spectrum of business sectors. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech where he is a former Chair of the Advisory Board, a member of the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame, and an emeritus member of the Georgia Tech Foundation. He is a senior non-resident fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Admiral Winnefeld and his wife, Mary, are Co-Chairs of SAFEProject.US, a national nonprofit committed to helping reverse the epidemic of drug overdose fatalities in the United States.