US Security Concerns in the Asia Pacific
Luncheon Presentation by Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, Commander, US Seventh Fleet and former Deputy Commander, US Pacific Fleet
As leader of the US Navy's largest forward deployed fleet, comprising over 70 ships, 300 aircraft and 40,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk will speak on security concerns in Asia, and how the US Navy positions its forces in the region, building maritime partnerships that contribute to peace and stability.
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk assumed duties in September as the commander of the US Seventh Fleet, the US Navy's permanent forward-projection force based in Japan. Prior to this he was the deputy commander and chief of staff of the US Pacific Fleet. Vice Admiral Van Buskirk served in Iraq as deputy to the deputy chief of staff Strategic Effects and on the Multi-National Force-Iraq staff and is entitled to wear, among other awards, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Seven Awards), and Bronze Star. The Vice Admiral is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and received his Master's from the Naval Postgraduate School.