Whitehall Dialogue - The Strategic Utility of Carrier Enabled Power Projection

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Commodore Steven Jermy RNA presentation by Commodore Steven Jermy RN, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Leadership, University of Plymouth.

The UK Strategic Defence and Security Review of 2010 reaffirmed the strategic requirement for a future Carrier Strike capability: A Queen Elizabeth Class carrier operating with joint combat aircraft, giving the UK the ability to project military power more than 700 nautical miles over land, as well as sea, from anywhere in the world. This capability is now known as Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP) and offers operational agility and political choice. In his presentation, Commodore Jermy will assess the strategic utility of CEPP and the role of aircraft carriers in providing sovereign deployable airpower and forward presence.

Commodore Steven Jermy RN is currently a Visiting Professor of Strategy and Leadership at the University of Plymouth. He retired from the Royal Navy in 2010, after a successful and varied military career that encompassed naval aviation, sea command and high level staff appointments. His commands included HM Ships Tiger Bay, Upton, Arrow, Cardiff, the 5th Destroyer Squadron and the Fleet Air Arm. His staff appointments were in the Ministry of Defence Directorate of Policy Planning and as Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff. Commodore Jermy saw active service flying from HMS Invincible during the Falklands War and his most recent operational tour was as Strategy Director in the British Embassy in Kabul in Afghanistan 2007. He gained an MPhil in International Relations from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1992, graduated from the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2008, and now writes and lectures on modern strategy, including strategy in Afghanistan. His book entitled 'Strategy for Action: Using Force Wisely in the 21st Century' was published by Knightstone in 2011.

Refreshments will be served from 1515.

This event is 'off the record' and closed to the media.

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