Thomas Fedyszyn, Ph.D.
National Security Affairs
Dr. Thomas Fedyszyn has been a member of the U.S. Naval War College’s Naval Security Affairs faculty since 2000 and serves as the College Director of the Europe-Russia Studies Group. He received a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in Political Science while on active duty. His 31-year naval career included military assignments as the U.S. Naval Attaché to Russia and two tours at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. A former surface warrior, he commanded the USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44). He was a principal contributor to both the Lehman-era Maritime Strategy and NATO's Strategic Concept (1991) following the Cold War. As a leader within NATO’s Partnership for Peace Consortium, he is responsible for the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) in Azerbaijan. He has developed recognized expertise and has published widely in maritime strategy, NATO strategy and the Russian Navy. His most recent articles are, “The Russian Navy ‘Rebalances’ to the Mediterranean” (U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Dec 2013) and “Russia’s Navy Rising” (The National Interest Dec. 30, 2013).
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