Admiral Robert Burke, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples & U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Visits Marshall Center
By College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 13, 2021) – On Aug. 12, Adm. Robert Burke, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples/Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, visited the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and met with senior leadership and selected faculty.
Marshall Center Director, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin, welcomed Burke on his first visit to the Marshall Center. Also attending were Marshall Center Deputy Directors, retired German Air Force Brig. Gen. Helmut Dotzler and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Dieter Bareihs, as well as Dr. Andrew Michta, dean of Marshall Center’s College of International Security Studies.
Burke received a Marshall Center command brief with senior leaders and met privately with Michta and faculty members Dr. Graeme Herd, Dr. Katrin Bastian, and Dr. Pal Dunay to hear more about their latest research and analysis of regional security issues.
During conversations with leaders and faculty, Burke discussed theater security challenges and opportunities to support partners and allies in this dynamic region. He noted, “The George C. Marshall Center visit provided me an excellent opportunity to better understand the full range of their mission portfolio. I sincerely appreciated hearing from the experts at the Marshall Center on the strategic challenges in this region and the implications for the maritime domain. The work being done here is impressive, and we look forward to continuing our engagement with the Marshall Center.”
Seguin provided a tour of the Marshall Center facilities and extended a warm invitation for future visits by Burke and members of his command.