Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE


Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE served in his last appointment, until his retirement from active service in December 2014, as Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Nuclear, Chemical, Biological) in the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. Concentrating on the very real 21st century issues of continuing nuclear and CBR non-proliferation activity whilst securing strategic stability through coherent deterrence, he has been a speaker at several USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposia, the 2015 Carnegie Endowment Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington DC, at the NATO Defence College in Rome and RUSI and the IISS in London. He writes on his specialist issues and participates in strategic dialogues wherever he can add value and is a Consulting Member of the IISS.

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