Brent J. Griffin, CAPT, USN, (Ret.)
Maritime Staff Operators Course
Brent J. Griffin
Captain, USN (Ret.)
Associate Professor, Maritime Staff Operations, U.S. Naval War College
Professor Griffin joined the Naval War College’s Joint Military Operations faculty in July 2005 after graduating from the College of Naval Warfare. A native of Hoosick Falls, New York, he graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1985. Captain Griffin held the Military Chair of Intelligence from 2007 through 2009 and became a plank owner of the Navy’s Assist and Assess Team. In this capacity, he participated in Maritime Operations Center Preliminary Accreditation events across the numbered fleets from 2006 through 2009. Professor Griffin joined the MSOC faculty in July 2009.
A career Intelligence Officer, Captain Griffin’s operational tours included Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2) for Carrier Strike Group Six aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) from 2002 through 2004; Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2) for Naval Special Warfare Group One from 1994 through 1996; Ship’s Intelligence Officer aboard USS New Orleans (LPH-11) from 1992 through 1994; and Intelligence Officer for Fighter Squadron Fifty-One aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) from 1986 through 1989. Additionally, Captain Griffin deployed aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in 2003.
His staff tours included Deputy Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, United States European Command (EUCOM) from 2000 through 2002; Executive Assistant to the Director of Intelligence (J2), United States Pacific Command from 1990 though 1991; Head of the EUCOM Intelligence Briefing Team from 1999 through 2000; Director of Training at the Fleet Intelligence Training Center, Pacific from 1996 through 1999 where he became a Master Training Specialist; and Intelligence Analyst at the Intelligence Center Pacific from 1989 though 1990.
Professor Griffin holds a Masters of Arts (with Distinction) in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Naval Intelligence Business Executive Course and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society.
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