Jon Huggins


Mr. Huggins joined One Earth Future Foundation in Denver, Colorado as the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) Program Director in September 2010 where he has focused on promoting multi-stakeholder cooperation between industry, governments and civil society as the most effective and sustainable way to fight piracy. In support of this goal, OBP has produced ground-breaking reports on the Economic and Human Cost of Piracy, brokered agreements between leading Flag States for better reporting on the Human Cost, and formed public-private partnerships to improve counter-piracy messaging. Before arriving in Colorado, Mr. Huggins served as NATO’s Operational Liaison Officer to the European Union in Brussels, where he was responsible for coordinating interaction between NATO and EU missions in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan and the Balkans. Mr. Huggins also served on the Operations Staff at NATO Headquarters, where he developed plans and policy recommendations for NATO missions. During his career in the US Navy, Huggins as a Mission Commander of Naval Surveillance planes on missions over the Pacific Ocean, Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as major staffs in Japan and Washington, DC and was a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States.