Thomas Fedyszyn, Ph.D.

Thomas Fedyszyn, Ph.D.

NSA Professor
National Security Affairs
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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. He commanded the USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44) and deployed them to the Mediterranean, Baltic and Norwegian Seas. 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 nationally-recognized expertise and publishes regularly on maritime strategy, NATO strategy and the Russian Navy in The National Interest and the United States Naval Institute Proceedings.

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