September 14, 2020

The Honourable Chad Sbragia

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China

to address

The US Defense Strategy in Asia and US National Security

ICAS Fall Symposium Prologue

Humanity Liberty Peace and Security
The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security

September 28, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT USA

Washington DC

On-line Registration

(a link to be issued to registrant only)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Chad Sbragia will address the VIRTUAL ICAS Fall Symposium Prologue slated on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Chad Sbragia currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this capacity, he is responsible for advising senior leadership within the Department of Defense on all policy matters pertaining to the development and implementation of defense strategies, plans, policies, and bilateral security relations for China.

Previously, Chad served as the Director of the China Research Group for the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a principal advisor on China to the Deputy Commandant for Information and Director of Intelligence.

Prior to serving as a Director with the Marines, Chad served as the Deputy Director of the China Strategic Focus Group, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, from 2011 to 2018, where he piloted strategic initiatives and the China Strategic Roundtable. Chad also served as the Country Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia under the J5 Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate from 2010-2011.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985-2012, first as a Combat Engineer and later as an Infantry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer, where Chad led Marines up through the Battalion level and deployed across the Middle East, Africa, and the Indo-Pacific. This period includes assignment as the U.S. Marine Attaché, U.S. Embassy Beijing, where he steered U.S.-China military relations and negotiated bilateral agreements on recovery of U.S. personnel and the Defense Telephone Link.

Chad attended Arizona State University, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Defense Language Institute, and studied Chinese at Capital Normal University in Beijing.

Thank you.