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Monterey Security Dialogue: A MIIS-NPS Partnership featuring keynote speaker Secretary of the Navy The Honorable Richard V. Spencer.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Naval Postgraduate School
King Hall, 1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943

Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer
Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy

Pioneering Public-Private Solutions for International Security Challenges


Richard V. Spencer of Wyoming was sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Navy Aug. 3, 2017.

A Connecticut native, Spencer graduated from Rollins College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served as an H-46 pilot until 1981 before departing active duty to enter the private finance sector.

Spencer worked on Wall Street for 16 years with responsibilities centered on investment banking services and a particular focus on strategic advisory services and capital market underwriting.  After three years as president of Crossroads Investment Management LLC, a leading venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds investment firm, Spencer joined Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE-ICE), the leading electronic commodity futures exchange, as chief financial officer. ICE introduced transparency and risk management to the global derivatives markets. As vice chairman he was responsible for the transition of the company from private to public, including initial board of directors recruitment, the initial public offering and the subsequent three secondary offerings, financial reporting, strategy development and implementation, and human resources management.

From 2007 to 2017 Spencer was the managing director of Fall Creek Management, LLC.

Spencer served on the Board of Directors of Global Atlantic Financial Group, ENGAGEcx LLC, 86Borders LLC and StarPound Technologies. His charitable activities include board service on the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Teton County Search & Rescue Foundation, Veterans Campaign/Center for Second Service, and Honoring Our Vets. Spencer served on the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.

Free and open to the public.
Registration is required by November 8 for gate access. Register at: go.miis.edu/miisnpsdialogue. For questions, email rsvp@miis.edu or call 831-647-4151.

Students from both institutions will gather earlier in the day to share research and discuss possible approaches to emerging threats. 

Student Program

Emerging Leaders, Looming Threats: Inhibiting the Spread and Use of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons

Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street

Introduction to Student Program

Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street

The New Toolbox for Monitoring and Managing Proliferation Threats

Irvine Atrium


Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street

The Future of Deterrence, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation