Mr. Paul Giarra is a strategic planner and security analyst for Japan, China, East Asian, and NATO futures. During his Naval career, Mr. Giarra was a Naval aviator; a naval strategic planner; and a political-military strategic planner for Far East, South Asia and Pacific issues; and managed the U.S.-Japan alliance in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Giarra previously served as a Senior Program Manager and Director of the Global Strategies and Transformation Program at Hicks and Associates, Inc. He holds a BA in History from Harvard College and a MA in International Relations from Salve Regina College. Additionally, he has graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with Highest Distinction and from Tokyo's National Institute of Defense Studies (National War College equivalent).