Admiral Harry Harris - "Deterring Revisionist Powers”
Department:China and the World Program
Audience:Open to the Public
· Admiral in the United States Navy who currently serves as Commander, United States Pacific Command (CDRUSPACOM)
· He is the first Asian-American to achieve the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy, the highest ranking Japanese American, and the first officer from the U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion maritime patrol aviation community to achieve 4-star rank. He was Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii from 2013–2015.
· While a Vice Admiral, he served as the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Harris' prior operational command was in 2011, when he was commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.
· He is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He is also the Navy's current "Gray Owl" – the Naval Flight Officer on active duty who has held this designation the longest period. Harris took command of USPACOM on May 27, 2015.