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John R. Kroger

Vice President, Aspen Institute

John Kroger is vice president at the Aspen Institute. A Marine Corps veteran, former college president, and past Attorney General of Oregon, he served as Chief Learning Officer of the Navy and Marine Corps from 2019 to 2020.

Esper’s Fantasy Fleet

The SecDef’s 500-ship plan is an exercise in wishful thinking that avoids hard choices.


The US Navy Has Drifted Badly Off Course

Three main failures are imperiling the sea service, writes the service’s former chief learning officer.