Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

Associate Professor
College of Operational and Strategic Leadership | Operational Level Programs
(401) 841-3684


Professor Sean Carroll serves on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  His responsibilities include support for the Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC), as well as the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) and Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Courses. These classes prepare 1-star and 2-star officers from the US and numerous other nations for the challenges of supporting and serving as maritime component commanders. He also serves on a Joint Humanitarian Civilian–Military Working Group comprised of faculty from the Naval War College and the Harvard School of Public Health.

While on active duty, Professor Carroll served as an E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125), deploying aboard USS Saratoga and USS Enterprise.  For shore duty, he taught and advised Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipman as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Boston University.  As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Component, he is the Commanding Officer of a unit that supports Commander, U.S. Forces Korea. Previously, he was the Executive Officer of the reserve unit for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet.

Professor Carroll holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University.  He is also a graduate of the Naval War College’s Command and Staff Program in the College of Distance Education and the Maritime Staff Operators Course, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course.

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