Mr. bob nugent
CDR, USN, Ret.
Bob is a Senior Fellow at the New Generation Warfare Centre. Fluent in Russian, he supports operational and strategic maritime simulations focused on Europe and Eurasia. He recently joined the Strategy, Management and Operations Faculty at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business as a Scholar Practitioner Fellow. Bob is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Management at Virginia Tech, with research interests in the Defense Industrial Base, advanced technologies, and strategy. He continues to consult on strategy, competitive and management issues with several specialty firms serving a global client base in the defense and security sectors.
Over the past decade Bob has presented, commented and published widely on naval, defense and economic issues, appearing on the BBC, CNBC, and Al Jazeera and in the pages of Defense News, Aviation Week, NHK, as well as German publishers Mittler and Monch. He spent 22 years as a U.S. naval officer in intelligence, operations, diplomatic and acquisition assignments. This included duty as a Foreign Area Officer and Assistant Naval Attache in Moscow, and billets in Japan, Korea, the U.K. and Hawaii. He served in operational aviation and amphibious squadrons, and on the staff of the Navy Acquisition Executive in the Pentagon.
Bob received an M.B.A with honors from Marymount University (Arlington, Va.) in 2007, and was the 2003 President’s Honor Graduate at U.S. Naval War College. He attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute, and received undergraduate degrees in Finance, Economics and Philosophy from New Mexico State University.