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Fred P. Drake
Halligan Hall Room 239
DSN 756-3003

Associate Chair

David F. Overton
Associate Professor/
Dept Head
Joint Maritime Operations
Halligan Hall Room 273

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Fred Drake
Professor (1999), CDR USN (ret)
C.A.G.S. North Central University (2009); M.A., U.S. Naval War College (1996); M.S. Troy State University (1988); B.S., University of Idaho (1979)

J. Scott McPherson
Associate Professor (2017)
CAPT USN (ret); Ph.D., Salve Regina University (2010); M.A., U.S. Naval War College (2000); B.A., University of Arkansas, Little Rock (1985).

Patricia J. Blocksome
Assistant Professor (2018)
Ph.D. Kansas State University, 2017, MA, Kansas State University (2010); BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2005)

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Dr. Blocksome is an assistant professor in the National Security Affairs department of the Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. She received her BA from the University of Missouri.

Gregory D. Reilly
Associate Professor (2017), COL USA (ret)
M.A., U.S. Naval War College (2007); MMAS School of Advanced Military Studies (1997); MMAS Fort Leavenworth (1996); B.A. Economics, Sacramento State (1984)

Joyce Sampson
Professor (2001)
Ph.D., Florida State University (2001); M.A., Kent State University (1992); B.A., Kent State University (1989).

John M. Sheehan
Associate Professor (2018), CDR USN (ret)
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School (2013); M.A., George Mason University (2007); M.A., U.S. Naval War College (2004); M.B.A. Columbia College (2003); B.S. California State University, San Jose (1988).

Robert W. Tomlinson
Associate Professor (2016), COL. USAF, (Ret)
PhD, Claremont Graduate University, (2012); MA, California State University, Northridge, (2003); MPA Golden Gate University, (1981); BA, College of the Holy Cross, (1974)

Karl F. Walling
Professor (2000)
B.A. Liberal Arts, St. John's College (Annapolis) 1984; M.A. Political Science, University of Chicago, 1987; Joint Ph.D. Social Thought and Political Science, University of Chicago, 1992

Thomas P. Moore
Professor (2001), COL (ret) USAR
Ph.D., Virginia Tech (1986); M.S., Stanford University (1975); B.A., Northeastern University (1974).

R. Mitchell Brown III
Professor (1999), CDR USN (ret)
MA, Naval Postgraduate School, (1980) C&S Naval War College (2002); M.A., Naval Postgraduate School, (1980); MBA Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) (1976); B.S., U.S. Naval Academy (1968)

Dayne E. Nix
Professor (2009)
Ph.D., Salve Regina University (2007); M.A., Naval War College (2004); Th.M., Duke University (1993); M.Div., Denver Seminary (1983); B.A., University of Colorado (1974).

Michael W. Jones
Professor (2000), CDR USNR
Ph.D., Florida State University (2004); M.S., B.A., University of New Orleans (1993)

Samuel Helfont
Assistant Professor (2018)
PhD, Princeton University; MA, Princeton University; MA, Tel Aviv University (Israel); BA, University of Maryland

Jonathan E. Czarnecki
Professor (2001)
Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo COL USA, ARNG (ret); Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1979, 1976); B.S. Clarkson University (1970)

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Professor Jon Czarnecki has taught Joint Maritime Operations for thirteen years in the U.S. Naval War College program at the Naval Postgraduate School. Read more

Craig A. Whiteside
Associate Professor (2013), LTC USA (ret)
Ph.D. (2014); M.A. (2011) Washington State University; C&GS College (2004); B.S., U.S. Military Academy (1991)

James Adams
Associate Professor (2019), COL USA (Ret.)
M.S. National War College (2009); B.S. Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Martin (1984)

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James Adams joined the JMO faculty in 2019 after retiring with over 29 years of service in the United States Army as an Armor officer. After retirement, James worked with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State for 4 years. Read more

David F. Overton
Professor (2007); LtCol USMC (ret);
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School (2003); B.S., East Carolina University (1994)

Richard B. Grahlman
Professor (1999), CDR USN (ret)
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, B.S., Oregon State University
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