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Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D.

Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D.

JMO Professor
Joint Military Operations
(401) 841-6480


DR. PATRICK C. SWEENEY is a Professor of Joint Operations at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He joined the Naval War College faculty in 1999 as a colonel in the U.S. Army, having completed a tour in NATO as the Chief of Contingency Plans for Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH). In that tour Col. Sweeney served as the Deputy CJ5 for the IFOR mission in Bosnia and as a lead NATO planner for Kosovo operations. He was commissioned in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer and his tours of duty include a variety of artillery assignments in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Division G3 Ops with the 2d Infantry Division in Korea, a Fire Support Instructor at the U.S. Army Infantry School, command of a Pershing 2 Battery in Germany, Corps Plans Officer and artillery battalion executive officer in XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, followed by an assignment as the XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery G3 during DESERT SHIELD/STORM. He commanded an artillery battalion at the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, and participated in operations in both Somalia and Haiti. Professor Sweeney is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel and Master degrees in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University and Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University.

  •    Joint Planning
  •    Coalition Operations
  •    Command and Control
  •    Operational Art
  •    Developing specialty in Strategic Foresight

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