NATO commander named dean at Tufts University

The appointment is a homecoming for Stavridis, as he earned a Master’s in law and diplomacy and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School in the 1980s.

In addition to the position at Tufts, Stavridis has been named chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute, an independent naval think tank, upon his retirement from the Navy.

Stavridis’s successor, Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, was confirmed by the Senate last month. Breedlove is expected to take over for Stavridis, who has been at his NATO post since 2009, later this month.