Biography: Vice Admiral Sabatié-Garat
Vice Admiral (Retired) Pierre Sabatié-Garat
Graduated in 1968 from the French Naval Academy, Pierre Sabatié-Garat joined the “Silent Service”. He was successively in command of three submarines (SSK, SSN, SSBN) and the SSN Squadron.
In 1993, he was assigned to the Joint Chief of Staff Office, in charge of the European Security prospective and counter-proliferation issues, working closely with NATO, the Pentagon, as well as European, Russian and Middle-East Joint Staffs and Foreign Affairs ministries.
Promoted Rear Admiral in 1997, he was in charge of Naval Operations until the end of Kosovo operations. He spent two years in London as Defence Attaché, and was then assigned as Inspector of the Maritime Forces.
In 2002, he joined EADS as Corporate Senior Adviser for Defence Strategy.
Since 2008, he works in a consultancy transatlantic team.
He is a member of the Defence Science Board.
He attended the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), and a summer session at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. He is a member of IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). He wrote a book on the submarines, papers in International Relations and Defence publications, and took part in two collective books (FR, UK, US experts) on counter-proliferation.