The World Affairs Council of Orange County presents:

“Timely Perspectives On Our Nation’s Security”


Admiral Phil Davidson (ret)
25th Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command (2018-2021)

Retired Admiral Davidson will discuss the security environment in the Indo-Pacific, America’s deep economic and security interests there, and how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects our interests at home and abroad around the world.

In-Person Event

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5:30 PM Reception

6:30 PM Dinner & Main Program


The Pacific Club

4110 MacArthur Blvd.

Newport Beach CA 92660


Members: $70

Non-Members: $80

Livestream: $20

Covid Protocols:

Proof of vaccination or 24-hour test to be provided at the door


Speaker Bio:

Retired Admiral Phil Davidson brings a wealth of experience in national security affairs, strategy
development, and risk analysis, as well as regional security insights in the Indo-Pacific, in
Europe, and in the Middle East.

Admiral Davidson was the 25th Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this capacity, he led the United States’ oldest and largest combatant
command, consisting of nearly 380,000 personnel, and held the responsibilities for all U.S.
military activities across the Indo-Pacific, covering half the globe, from 2018 to 2021.

In his nearly 39 years of active service, he previously commanded U.S. Fleet Forces Command
in Norfolk, VA, U.S. SIXTH FLEET and STRIKFORNATO in Europe, as well as a carrier strike
group, a cruiser and a frigate, and held assignments in the White House, the State Department,
the Pentagon and every major geographic fleet in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to private sector work, Admiral Davidson now serves on Military Advisory Groups at
both the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He is a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations.