Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.) is the Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa Peace Foundation U.S.A. He serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council; on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Atlantic Council. Blair led the 16 national intelligence agencies as the Director of National Intelligence (1/2009-5/2010). Blair was President and CEO of the Institute for Defense Analyses (2003-2006).  Before retiring from a 34-year Navy career in 2002, Blair was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Blair earned a master’s degree in history and languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He has recently written Military Engagement: Influencing Armed Forces Worldwide to Support Democratic Transitions.  Two commissions he co-chaired have issued recent reports: Oil Security 2025: U.S. National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance, and The Report of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.


Last Updated: June 16, 2016



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