Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Benjamin Gettler Annual Policy Trip visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from November 11-18, 2022. The delegation was led by JINSA’s President & CEO, Dr. Michael Makovsky and JINSA’s Randi and Charles Wax Senior Fellow, John Hannah. Members of the delegation included:

  • Ambassador John Abizaid- U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Commander of CENTCOM
  • ADM Michael Rogers, USN (ret.)- Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
  • Gen William Shelton, USAF (ret.)- Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Gen Charles Wald, USAF (ret.)- Deputy Commander, European Command (EUCOM)
  • LTG Robert Ashley, USA (ret.)- 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.)- Deputy Commander, United States Central Command
  • Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (ret.)- Commander, Air Force CENTCOM (AFCENT)
  • VADM Robert Harward, USN (ret.)- Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command

Meetings included:

  • HRH Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
  • The Chief of the General Staff
  • President of the General Intelligence Presidency
  • Commander of Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces
  • Secretary General of the Muslim World League
  • Secretary General of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal)
  • Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs
  • Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI)
  • CEO of the Ministry of Defense Development Program
  • CEO of Saudi Aramco

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