Q&A with Bob Harward, VADM(SEAL), U.S. Navy (Ret.)
and Member of the Veterans Advisory Council
We discussed priorities for Veterans brain health, advocacy efforts and Veterans Day with Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) member Bob Harward, VADM (SEAL), U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Deputy Commander, Central Command.
Bob Harward is the Chief Executive (CE) for Lockheed Martin Middle East and has lived in Abu Dhabi for five years. A National Security Expert, in both theory and application, he served on the National Security Council for the Bush administration, commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center, and has extensive combat experience as a US Navy SEAL, in Afghanistan, Iraq (he led invasions in both countries in Oct 2001 and Mar 2003), Syria, Somalia, Yemen and Bosnia, as well as the rest of the Middle East.
A US Naval Academy alumni, he holds a Masters degree in International Security Affairs, is a graduate of the Naval War College and the MIT Foreign Policy Program. He also served as an executive fellow at RAND. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was a Vice Admiral (SEAL) in the United States Navy, with his last assignment as Deputy Commander, US Central Command (USCENTCOM).