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Large Scale Exercise 2023

CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

Release Date: 09/13/2023

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CNA Talks: A National Security Podcast

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Last month, the Navy and the Marine Corps held Large Scale Exercise 2023. The exercise integrates six Navy and Marine Corps component commands and seven numbered fleets across the globe. More than 10,000 Sailors and Marines across 22 time zones participated in the exercise. 48 CNA analysts supported this exercise, including 14 aboard ships in all 7 Numbered Fleets.

In this episode, Josh Tallis and Mallory Ladd, who deployed during the exercise, join the podcast to discuss their experience and how this on-site analysis is central to CNA’s approach to research.

Biographies

Josh Tallis is a Senior Research Scientist with CNA's Fleet Plans and Requirements Program, with expertise in maritime security and Arctic, Euro-Atlantic, and NATO naval strategy.

Mallory Ladd is a Research Scientist with CNA’s Operational Training and Readiness Program. She specializes in joint all-domain training and readiness, Arctic science and maritime operations, and contested logistics.

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Facebook Photo Album: Josh Tallis Deployment, USS Mount Whitney

Facebook Photo Album: Mallory Ladd Deployment, USS Carl Vinson

Instagram Photo Album: Josh Tallis Deployment, USS Mount Whitney

Instagram Photo Album: Mallory Ladd Deployment, USS Carl Vinson

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