Admiral Kurt Tidd, Combatant Commander, US SOUTHCOM & General Martin Dempsey, Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Sanford Fleishman Commons - Map
Please join the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies for a public talk with Admiral Kurt Tidd and General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey titled, "Current Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Military in the Caribbean, Central, and South America".
ADM Kurt W. Tidd is the current commander of United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). Previously, ADM Tidd commanded U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and the U.S. 4th Fleet. In support of coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, ADM Tidd commanded Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. In addition to his extensive experience at sea, ADM Tidd served as the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He spent three years on the National Security Council as director for Strategic Capabilities Policy and as director for Combating Terrorism. ADM Tidd was the assistant chief of staff for Operations at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet, Manama, Bahrain. ADM Tidd was the strategic planner on the Chief of Naval Operations' Executive Panel and was aide to the U.S. representative to the NATO military committee.
This event is free and open to the public, and parking may be found in the Bryan Center garage for a fee.