Robert S. Wells,
Capt., U.S. Navy (ret.)
Bob Wells is a Senior Advisor to DC International Advisory providing U.S. national security, Defense Policy and real world perspective on U.S. military affairs and regional challenges in the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. National Security and Defense Policy Experience:
• White House, national security council experience in Bush 43/Clinton Administrations
• Special Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney for national security (Defense/Africa/Western Hemisphere)
• U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Veteran's for Smart Power (VSP) National Leadership Council Member
• Enduring Freedom veteran (2001-2002) Captain, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)
• Task Force Member for Vice President Al Gore on Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Head of two 8-person U.S.-British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) delegations
• Member on two U.S.-Russian Federation Incidents at Sea (INCSEA) delegations
• Proven sub-specialist of the Middle East/Africa/Southwest Asia affairs.
• Experienced and adept in the international arena in over 26 countries including Russia, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Oman, Bahrain, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Gabon, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, Panama, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and Hong Kong, BCC and China.
Veteran: A retired U.S. Navy Captain completing a distinguished 30-year naval service career in 2007 which included two ship commands- leader of the AEGIS cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) during Operation Enduring Freedom in the aftermath of 911 during U.S. Fifth Fleet combat operations; and the guided missile frigate USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG-23). Awarded 20 service medals including-two Defense Superior Service medals and two Legions of Merit.
Education: Includes a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an MA in National Security Affairs from Naval Postgraduate School and post-Masters National Security Certification in the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) SEMINAR XXI program.
Media Appearances: Include U.S. Navy representative on a variety of local, regional and international (BBC) news media interviews, San Diego Union Tribune stories, CSIS and American Foreign Policy Council panels on China in Africa and U.S. Energy policy in Africa; and a number of journal and print media articles on U.S. developmental Aid and the beginnings of U.S.-China emigration and bilateral relations in the 19th Century.