Bradd C. Hayes is Senior Director of Communications and Research at Enterra Solutions, LLC. Prior to joining Enterra, he was a research professor in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI. A retired U.S. Navy Captain, he served as the Deputy Director of the Naval War College’s Strategic Research Department from August 1992 to retirement in 1996. Prior to assuming that position, he was the Strategy and Policy Officer for the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, in London, from 1989 to 1992. While there, he served as a member of the Naval Force Capabilities Planning Effort that helped develop concepts eventually published in the Navy’s white paper … From the Sea. Previous appointments included command of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six aboard USS Enterprise (1988-89), followed by a tour as a Federal Executive Fellow with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA.

Captain Hayes has been engaged by government and non-government organizations to help with strategic planning; he led strategic planning exercises for the NYPD and the FDNY in the immediate aftermath of September 11. He is the author of numerous publications on innovation and national security issues including: Leveraging for Success in United Nations Peace Operations (with Jean Krasno and Donald C.F. Daniel, Praeger, October 2003); Coercive Inducement and the Containment of International Crises (with Professor Don Daniel, United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999); Doing Windows: Non-traditional Military Responses to Complex Emergencies (with Jeffrey Sands, CCRP, 1998); Beyond Traditional Peacekeeping (an edited volume with Don Daniel, Macmillan Press Ltd (UK) and St. Martin’s Press (US) 1995); and The Politics of Naval Innovation (Center for Naval Warfare Studies, 1994).

Captain Hayes holds an MS (graduating with distinction) in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS (cum laude) in political science from the University of Utah. While at the Naval Postgraduate School, he was the first recipient of the US Naval Institute’s award for academic achievement.