Eric J. Shaw, Ph.D.
Joint Military Operations
PROFESSOR ERIC J. SHAW first joined the faculty of the Naval War College in 1995, serving as the Coast Guard Liaison to the Naval Staff College. He returned upon his retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard at the rank of Captain as commanding officer of Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship.” His operational career also included assignments as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912), Portsmouth, Virginia; executive officer of the CGC Northland (WMEC 904), Portsmouth, VA; operations officer of CGC Seneca (WMEC 906), Boston, Massachusetts; and combat information center officer and anti-submarine warfare officer of CGC Jarvis (WHEC 725), Honolulu, Hawaii. His afloat service also included navigator of Barque Eagle and deck watch officer aboard CGC Courageous (WMEC 622). Professor Shaw served at the Coast Guard Academy on the faculty, as school chief of the Command and Operations School, and as deputy director of the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center. He inaugurated the Coast Guard liaison position at the Navy Warfare Development Command. His first ashore assignment was as public affairs officer and flag lieutenant to the First Coast Guard District Commander, Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Shaw earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. He holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the University of New Haven, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University.
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