Scott Jasper - Institute for Security Governance
Scott Jasper, CAPT, USN (Ret) is a Lecturer at the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the National Security Affairs department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. Scott retired from the United States Navy as a Captain in 2004. His culminating tour was as Associate Dean for the School of International Graduate Studies at NPS.
His operational tours included Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer on the USS ENTERPRISE, Flag Secretary for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, FIFTH Fleet in Bahrain and Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron FOUR. He led his squadron in combat during Operation DESERT FOX and forward-deployment to FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet with the new P-3C ASUW (Anti-Surface Warfare) Improvement Program (AIP) aircraft.
Scott served as the Deputy for Joint Experimentation at Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command. He drove the creation and implementation of a revolutionary concept for joint warfare that improved the efficiency of Joint Task Force operations. He designed and facilitated workshops to produce standardized procedure sets, mission focused training tasks and routine technology integration exercises for Joint Task Force component commands.
Scott drew upon extensive experience in the field of joint experimentation to develop and deliver the NS 3021 Graduate Level course on Defense Capability Development to mid-career level Professionals at NPS. He also designs and delivers practical exercise driven in-resident and mobile seminars on International Defense Transformation, Comprehensive Approach to Modern Missions and Cyber Security. Scott has presented to numerous professional forums, including recently to the NAVAIR Leader Development Program, International Studies Association, the US Navy Global N5 conference, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence conference on Cyberspace, and the Defense Systems Summit.
Jasper conducts academic and field research, which resulted in articles published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Small Wars Journal, the Diplomat, Defense News Magazine, Joint Force Quarterly, Marine Corps Gazette, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies Quarterly Journal Connections. His first edited volume is entitled Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009). His second edited book is entitled Securing Freedom in the Global Commons (Stanford University Press, 2010). His third edited volume is Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons (Georgetown University Press, 2012). A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he holds a Masters in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Reading, UK.