James Stavridis is a retired four-star officer of the US Navy. He was the Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance from 2009 to 2013 with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy and cybersecurity. He was the 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Hillary Clinton and subsequently invited to discuss a cabinet position with President Donald Trump. The Admiral has a PhD in international relations from Tuft’s Fletcher School and graduated from the US Naval Academy. The Admiral is a member of the Board of Directors at PreVeil, a Boston-based cybersecurity company. He is a monthly columnist for Time, Bloomberg and is the Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.