Strong Leadership

Vice Admiral John Terence Blake

Career Assignments

Conrad Chair (Financial Management) Naval Postgraduate School and a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Military assignments: Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources (OPNAV N8); Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller); Deputy Director of Resources and Acquisition on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J8); Director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Director, Operations Division, Office of Budget in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management/ Comptroller), Director, Programming Division (N80); Joint Staff (J8) division chief and head of the Combat Identification Joint Warfare Capability Assessment Team; Seventh Fleet Staff in the western Pacific as Current Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations. Sea commands include: USS O’Brien (DD 975); USS Normandy (CG 60); Carrier Strike Group 11; Navy staff (N80) head, Sea Control Section; and program manager for the Navy Shipbuilding account.


BS in Political Science, United States Naval Academy; MS in National Security, National War College; MS in Finance, Naval Postgraduate School; Seminar XXI International Relations Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.