John P. Mangold, LtCOL (Ret)

John P. Mangold, LtCOL (Ret)

Associate Professor
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Dr. John Mangold joined the Naval War College faculty in September 2007.  His last military tour was with the Navy Warfare Development Command in Concepts Development.  Originally from Mays Landing, New Jersey he graduated from Temple University and was commissioned in 1986. 

A career logistics officer, he served with III MEF and later assumed command of 3d Medical Logistics Company.  Following his first tour on Okinawa, he was assigned to 2d Marine Division.  There he served with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and participated in Operations KEEN EDGE and Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM as a reinforced Mechanized Infantry Battalion and as a Battalion Landing Team of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).  His next assignment was with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion.  His next assignment was Command of H&S and Landing Support Company A, 4th Landing Support Battalion.  Overseas again, he served as G-5A in III MEF where he was designated a Force Deployment Planning and Execution officer.  Later, he assumed duties as Executive Officer, MEU Service Support Group-31 that participated in various deployments in the PACOM AO.  On a no-notice deployment, he led the Military Survey and Liaison Team into the US Embassy, Kuwait to conduct a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation of American citizens during operation DESERT FOX.   His command tour was with 4th Landing Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, WA.
His was designated a Joint Specialty Officer having had joint assignments with the USPACOM, J4 during which he served as Coalition Logistics Officer, Chief Strategic Mobility Officer and Chief Logistics Exercise Planner.  He also served on the Deployable Joint Task Force Augmentation Cell (DJTFAC) and the Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) as a logistics planner. His other joint assignments were with Strategic Operations, Multi-National Forces-Iraq and Operations Officer for Civil-Military Operations in the US Embassy, Baghdad. 

Dr. Mangold holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and earned a Master of Science degree in Systems and Business Management from Chapman University and a Master's of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  He completed Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and later attended the Joint Forces Staff College.

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