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Co-Chair, Jeff Trussler

Jeffrey E. Trussler - Vice Admiral (retired), US NavyJeff Trussler is an independent consultant in national security affairs supporting organizations involved in defense, intelligence, and advanced technology.

Jeff completed a 39 year career in the US Navy where he served as a submarine and nuclear power officerfor most of his career before transitioning to intelligence, information warfare, and advanced technology development. 

He commanded the ballistic missile submarine USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738), Task Force SIX NINE in Naples, Italy where he was in charge of US Navy and allied undersea operations in the European and African theaters,and the Undersea Warfighting Development Centerresponsible for innovation, technological, and tactical development. He finished his Navy career as a Vice Admiral serving as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and as the 68thDirector of Naval Intelligence.

A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivor, Jeff and his wife Kirsten are passionate advocates for CPR/AED training and personal fitness. They are certified instructors and conduct training for groups and individuals in CPR/AED use and host fitness classes at their small gym.

Jeff is a native of Oklahoma and member of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma. He was also a fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI program in foreign politics, international relations, and the national interest.

Vice Admiral (retired), US Navy

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