Glenn C. Powers, CAPT, USN (ret), M.A.

Glenn C. Powers, CAPT, USN (ret), M.A.

NSA Professor
College of Distance Education | NSA
(401) 841-6523
(401) 841-2457


Professor Powers is a professor of National Security Affairs, with special areas of interest in strategic planning, economic security implications and distance education. Having taught all courses offered by the NSA Department, he currently teaches the Security Strategies course. 
A retired Navy Captain who joined the NSA faculty in 1993, he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (Operations Research, 73), Salve Regina University (International Relations, 85) and the Naval War College (diploma, 84; and M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, 93).
As a Navy pilot, he flew over a dozen different aircraft types. His expertise is anti-submarine warfare, in both the H-3 and P-3 communities, with operational deployments across the globe. He served as a staff Administrative Officer prior to commanding VT-28 in Corpus Christi, TX. In addition to his six flying tours, he was twice a student at the war college, where he was a distinguished graduate of CNC&S in 1984, and graduated from the CNW course in 1993, after which he was selected to join the NSA faculty. 
As a resident NSA faculty member, he was a deputy course director, and the resident faculty expert on the JSPS, PPBE, and federal budgeting and acquisition processes, including editing several editions of the renowned “Yellow Book” on the subject. He applied his additional expertise in human resource leadership and management as Command Managed Equal Opportunity Officer, Chair of the Executive Steering Committee on Quality of Life, and as Senior Watch Officer.
After teaching resident day students for over four years he retired from active duty and was selected for a position in CDE in 1998, becoming Division Head in 1999. He also served as Chair of the EEO Committee for his first few years as a civilian professor.
Professor Powers was the lead professor for development of the first-ever Naval War College web course, which was subsequently awarded the prestigious AECT “Crystal Award.” He teaches in the Fleet Seminar Program, the Web program and the CD ROM Program.

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