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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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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.

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)

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

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)

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

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

Randall J. Hess
Professor (2001)
CAPT USN (ret); M.A., Naval War College (1992); A.M., Stanford University (1986); B.S., U.S. Naval Academy

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

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).

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

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).

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

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

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)

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