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The New U.S. Department of Defense Leadership Team on Climate Security
By John Conger
As the confirmation processes continue for both Mark Esper to become Secretary of Defense and General Mark A. Milley to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it is worth exploring what these officials have said and done about climate security in general, or particular aspects of it, while they’ve been in their current positions running the Army – including most recently during the confirmation process.
First, as Secretary of the Army, Dr. Esper submitted to Congress a top ten list of his most climate-vulnerable bases, focusing mostly on drought and desertification, and committed to “work closely with other leaders throughout the Department of Defense and with Congress to identify corrective actions and implement steps to enhance our readiness and capability in the face of climate related threats.” (more…)
Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby Joins the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board
We are happy to announce that our colleague, the inimitable Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby, USMC (Ret), has recently joined the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board. (more…)
Brigadier General Bob Barnes Joins the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board
We here at the Center for Climate and Security are honored to welcome Brigadier General J. Robert “Bob” Barnes, United States Army (Retired), to our Advisory Board. (more…)