On October 24, the 21st Century Defense Initiative at Brookings will host General Victor E. Renuart, commander of the North American Aerospace Command and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), for a discussion of the impact of the 21st century security challenges on the mission and structure of NORTHCOM.
General Renuart has served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 35 years and has held operational assignments that span the globe, from Europe to South Asia and the Middle East. Prior to his current position, he was senior military assistant to the secretary of defense and director of strategic plans and policy at the Joint Staff.
Brookings Senior Fellow Peter W. Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion. After the program, General Renuart will take audience questions.