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John Thomas Dillard

Phone: (831) 656-2650

NPS Experience
  • 2000 - current: Senior Lecturer
  • 1994 - 1996: MILFAC Lecturer
Other Experience
  • Assistant Project Manager, Army Tactical Missile System (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Assistant Project Manager, Javelin Anti-Tank Missile System (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Long Island, NY (Colonel)
  • Product Manager, Joint Advanced Special Operations Radio System (Lieutenant Colonel)
  • 2009 - 2018 Joint Appointment, Systems Engineering Department
  • 1996 - 1997 U.S. Army War College (Resident), Carlisle, PA
  • 1988 - 1989 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Resident), Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • 1988 - 1988 Program Manager Course, Defense Systems Management College (Resident), Ft Belvoir, VA
Research Interests
Computational Organizational Modeling
Project Management
Teaching Interests
Defense Systems Acquisition Management
Project Management
Test and Evaluation
Strategic Leadership


  • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Life Member, NPS Foundation
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Author, Project Management Institute
  • 2013 International Council on Systems Engineering
  • 2012 - 2013 Provost Search Committee
  • 2009 - 2010 Member, GSBPP Strategy Committee
  • 2008 - 2009 DAU Equivalency Coordinator
Licensures and Certifications
  • Level 3 Certified in Program Management

Scholarly Work

  • Conference Proceeding
  • Bush, R., Carlos, S., Dean, E., Kim, E., Miranda, A., Semmens, R., Shattuck, L. G., Dillard, J. T., & Hernandez, A. S, (2020). Is That What I Think It Is? Impact of Screen Size on User Ability to Identify Human Activities.