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From Warfighting to Humanitarian Operations – A Special Conversation with Chief of Naval Operations ADM Lisa Franchetti

Admiral Lisa Franchetti, Chief of Naval Operations joins the Council’s Ivo Daalder for a special episode of World Review.
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About This Episode

This week, a special edition of World Review – a conversation with ADM Lisa Franchetti, the Chief of Naval Operations, about the US Navy’s role in this increasingly complex and uncertain world. ADM Franchetti is the first woman to ascend to the top leadership of the US Navy and the first woman to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A surface warfare officer, ADM Franchetti previously served as vice chief of naval operations, director for strategy, plans, and policy of the Joint Staff, and commander of the United States Sixth Fleet from 2018 to 2020. She has also commanded carrier strike groups and US Naval Forces Korea during her career.  


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About the Panelists
Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy
A headshot of Admiral Lisa Franchetti.
Admiral Lisa Franchetti made history in November 2023 by becoming the first woman to lead the US Navy as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and the first woman to join the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A four-star admiral, she is also the first CNO to be commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program, receiving her commission through Northwestern University’s NROTC program. Most recently, Admiral Franchetti served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations. She also is the former head of the US 6th Fleet and US naval forces in South Korea and has served as an aircraft carrier strike commander
A headshot of Admiral Lisa Franchetti.
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder