On June 5, The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill exploring climate change risks to U.S. national security – particularly, the effect on Department of Defense (DoD) force readiness, missions and infrastructure. The discussion ranged from prospective impacts on overseas missions, to the current effects of sea level rise and increased flooding on the daily lives of service members and their families on military bases and surrounding communities throughout the United States.


Hon. John Conger
Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller); Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Hon. Sherri Goodman
Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security); Senior Fellow, Wilson Center

General Ron Keys
United States Air Force (Ret); Former Commander, Air Combatant Command

Brigadier General Gerald Galloway
United States Army (Ret); Former Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Rear Admiral Ann Phillips
United States Navy (Ret); Former Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO

Hill Briefing on Climate Change and the U.S. Military’s Mission

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