Episode 9: Centering the ‘Indo’ in the Indo-Pacific

Episode 9: Centering the ‘Indo’ in the Indo-Pacific

Isaac Kardon, The U.S. Naval War College



Admiral Nirmal Verma

Bio: Admiral Nirmal Verma (Indian Navy, ret.) is CNO Distinguished International Fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. He previously served as Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, and later as India’s High Commissioner to Canada.

Captain Tom Mangold

Bio: Captain Tom Mangold (USN, ret.) was educated at Harvard University (BA, MPA), and commissioned through Officer Candidate School. Most of his thirty-year naval career was spent at sea as a Surface Warfare Officer, serving onboard various small combatants, ultimately commanding USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG-60). Ashore, he worked in a wide variety of staff billets in the Pentagon, and served as Naval Attaché to the People’s Republic of China.