Admiral Dennis Blair

Chairman of the Board, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Admiral Dennis Blair is Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. He serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council; on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

From January 2009 to May 2010, as Director of National Intelligence, Blair led sixteen national intelligence agencies. From 2003 to 2006, Dennis Blair was president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Defense Analyses. Prior to retiring from the Navy in 2002 after a career of 34 years, Admiral Blair was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Blair earned a master’s degree in history and languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, and was a White House fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has recently written Military Engagement: Influencing Armed Forces Worldwide to Support Democratic Transitions. Two commission he co-chaired have issued recent reports: Oil Security 2025: U.S. National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance, and The Report of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.