FORA.tv Speaker - Joseph Prueher

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Biography

Joseph Prueher is a consulting professor at Stanford University's Institute of International Studies and senior advisor on The Preventive Defense Project. He served as ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1999 to 2001 after completing thirty-five years in the United States navy. His last command was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC), the largest military command in the world spanning over half the earth's surface and including over 300,000 people.

From 1989 through 1995, Admiral Prueher served as commandant at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis; commander of Carrier Battle Group ONE based in San Diego; commander of the U.S. Mediterranean Sixth Fleet and of NATO Striking Forces based in Italy; and vice chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. Primarily a carrier based attack pilot for his first 24 years of service, he also spent three years as a Navy test pilot and has extensive flight and combat experience, with over 5600 flight hours and over 1000 carrier landings. He was qualified in 52 types of aircraft and held numerous senior tactical commands.

From Nashville, TN, Admiral Prueher graduated with distinction in 1964 from the U.S. Naval Academy, later receiving an M.S. in International Relations from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College.

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Once Upon a Time in Beijing: Five Ambassadors to China

12.09.08 | 01:34:38 min | 0 comments