Please join the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense program for the latest installment of our Commanders Series, “A conversation with General Jim Hockenhull on an innovative UK Strategic Command.”  

Generously supported by Saab, this event will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 3:30 – 4:20 p.m. ET in person at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) and virtually.

Join us on April 18 as Commander of the United Kingdom Strategic Command General Sir Jim Hockenhull, KBE ADC Gen, in conversation with Forward Defense director Clementine G. Starling, discusses Strategic Command’s priorities in today’s threat environment and future war-fighting given the changing nature of conflict. Register using the form on the right.

As the third year of conflict in Ukraine is underway, militaries around the world are drawing lessons on war-fighting at the strategic and operational level. UK Strategic Command, formerly known as Joint Forces Command, focuses on joint war-fighting and what capabilities must be harnessed and employed to operate effectively. General Hockenhull will touch on these lessons and how UK Strategic Command has realigned for joint force readiness to combat future threats. 

Increasingly, global alliances and partnerships have become crucial to balancing amongst tensions and conflicts. The UK-US relationship, as well as NATO, AUKUS, and others, have grown in myriad ways in recent years, fostering enhanced military interoperability and aligning strategic visions. This discussion will provide insight into the UK’s perspective on the future of integration between allies and partners. 

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion. To register to attend in person or receive the virtual Zoom link, please complete the form on the right-hand side of the screen.

Welcome remarks

Michael Andersson
Board Director, Atlantic Council
Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Affairs, Saab

Introductory remarks

General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)
Board Director, Atlantic Council
Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Department of Defense

Keynote discussion featuring

General Sir Jim Hockenhull, KBE ADC Gen
UK Strategic Command

Moderated by

Clementine G. Starling
Director, Forward Defense
Atlantic Council

The Commanders Series, generously supported by Saab, is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders.

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