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Dr Peter Roberts
Director Military Sciences, RUSI
Peter is Director of Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute, having been the Senior Research Fellow for Sea Power and C4ISR since 2014. He researches and publishes on a range of subjects from strategy and philosophy, Sea Power, Military doctrine, Command and Control, Maritime Studies and Naval Weapons Systems, ISR, Military Education and Military use of Cyber Warfare. He regularly provides advice for both UK and foreign governments on these subjects.
Previously, Peter was a career Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy, serving as both a Commanding Officer, National Military Representative and in a variety of roles with all three branches of the British Armed forces, the US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Marine Corps and intelligence services from a variety of other nations. He served as chairman for several NATO working groups and 5 Eyes Maritime tactics symposia. Whilst the latter part of his career was spent advising foreign governments on strategy and contemporary warfare, his most recent military experience was within Defence Management and Procurement with responsibility for Military Cyber Warfare (the UK National Offensive Cyber Programme), Information Operations, Human and Signals Intelligence, and Maritime ISTAR Collection. His military career included service in Hong Kong, the Baltic, Kenya, the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, Iraq, South Africa, Pakistan and Oman, interspersed with deployments in the GIUK gap and the Persian Gulf. He was the UK national representative at Joint Inter Agency Task Force (South), responsible for countering cocaine and nefarious trade coming from South America to Europe between 2010-2012.
Peter has a Masters degree in Defence Studies and a doctorate in politics and modern history. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Strategy at the Portsmouth Business School at the University of Portsmouth and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.