Scott C. Truver, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor


Scott Truver is an expert in naval and maritime affairs. He has more than 40 years' experience in research, analysis, and publishing. At CNA, he conducts research and analysis of Navy forward-presence requirements and operations, future fleet architecture and mix, and "gray zone" operations.

Since 1972, he has participated in numerous studies for government and private industry in the United States and abroad, and has also written extensively for U.S. and foreign publications. He has supported the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandant Marine Corps, the Air Force Strategic Planning Directorate, the Commandant Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Science and Technology, and many other senior decision makers, as well as the operating forces.

Truver holds a Ph.D. in Marine Policy Studies and a M.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Delaware, where he held university and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Susquehanna University.


May 1, 2017

Proceedings Magazine publishes “The US Navy in Review” (pg. 60-68) and “Navy Delivers Message" (pg. 161) co-authored by CNA analyst Scott Truver, Ph.D.