Toward a U.S. Army Arctic Strategy

Event Dates
Online: 12:00-2:00 pm AKST, 4:00-6:00 pm EST

The Arctic Security Dialogues, hosted by the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and Arctic Domain Awareness Center, address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to, national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security. “Toward a U.S. Army Arctic Strategy” is the second program in the series, following the inaugural discussion on the U.S. Air Force Arctic Strategy. The U.S. Army has yet to publish an Arctic Strategy, though one is currently in development.

Please join us for an expert conversation on the developing challenges, emerging opportunities, strategic priorities and essential components that could influence an upcoming U.S. Army Arctic Strategy. A panel of retired U.S. Army General Officers and security experts will contribute perspectives and suggestions on policy, planning and/or operations for drafters to consider in the development of the U.S. Army’s Arctic Strategy.


Michael Sfraga
Director, Polar Institute & Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program

Randy Kee
Global Fellow; Major General, USAF (Retired); Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska Anchorage

Introductory Remarks:

Major General Bradley T. Gericke
Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC

Major General Peter Andrysiak
Commander, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, USA


Brigadier General J.B.P. Carpentier
Commander Joint Task Force North

Iris A. Ferguson
Senior Advisor, Department of the U.S. Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration, and Requirements

Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany

Sherri Goodman
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program;
Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Lieutenant General Mike Shields
Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology for Mission Adoption, CACI International Inc.

Major General Randolph J. Staudenraus
Commander, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland

Jim Townsend
Global Fellow, Polar Institute; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Council, Center for a New American Security; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO

Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events