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I/ITSEC 2021: Admirals hold forth on challenges and opportunities

1st December 2021 - 13:15 GMT | by David Isby in Orlando


VADM John Mustin (left of picture) and RADM John Meier (centre) spoke during a panel session moderated by RADM (ret) James Robb (standing at lectern). (Photo: David Isby)

I/ITSEC delegates heard from a panel of USN admirals about training successes and areas for improvement.

I/ITSEC 2021 conference delegates attending a panel session with USN admirals heard how the service is harnessing modern training technologies and methods to meet various challenges.

For VADM John Mustin, Chief of the US Naval Reserve, the challenge comes from having to shift his command’s priority away from projecting personnel into the global fight against violent extremism.

Now, he said, the USNR is going ‘back to its roots in dominance in the maritime domain’ and is capable of ‘adaptive mobilisation’.

With resources limited to train personnel in the new roles this required, Mustin is looking at implementing a broad spectrum

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David Isby


David Isby

David Isby is a Washington-based attorney and consultant on national security issues. He has experience …

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