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Norman E. Hitchcock

Norman E. Hitchcock

Associate Professor
NSA Professor
College of Distance Education |TSDM
(401) 841-3498
(401) 841-2457


Professor Norman Hitchcock joined the Naval War College faculty in 1998 as a Marine lieutenant colonel where he served in the War Gaming Department as the Head of the International Team. In addition to supervising all international games conducted at the College he participated in war games in Chile, Argentina and Japan and served as the ground forces Subject Matter Expert in the NWC Global series as well as SOF, Air Force and Army hosted games. In 2001 he joined the National Security Decision Making (NSDM) resident faculty. Here he taught resident and international students as well as classes at the Navy’s Chaplains School and the Senior Enlisted Academy. Upon retirement from active duty he was an adjunct professor for two years and joined the College of Distance Education faculty full-time in February 2006. A member of the National Security Affairs division he teaches in the Fleet Seminar Program, Newport seminar and Web-based courses and is the CDE TSDM Final Exercise Director.  He serves as an electives program professor teaching an elective covering the life and legacy of George Washington.

Professor Hitchcock's civilian education includes, doctoral studies  and he holds Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Education.  He earned an MA from the Naval War College and he is a graduate of the Army War College. In his 29 years as a Marine he served in numerous command and staff billets deploying frequently from the East Coast and Hawaii. In addition to the Naval War College, his non-fleet assignments included command of a Marine Security Guard Company, duty as Assistant Naval Attaché in Madrid, a tour as a Naval ROTC Marine Officer Instructor and recruiting duty.
He has written numerous book reviews and articles covering leadership, counter-insurgencies and migrant operations.  He was a contributing writer for the 6th Edition of the Executive Decision Making course book; consulted on the “Handbook for Marine NCOs” and his essay “Lessons for U. S. Involvement in Future Civil Wars” is a part of the Air University Special Bibliography Series on Vietnam. 

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