Aaron D. Bright

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Col., U.S. Army
Aaron D. Bright faculty photo


Col. Bright is an Army artilleryman who joined the Joint Military Operation faculty in 2021. His overseas assignments include three combat tours in Iraq, one three-year exchange instructor position with the British Army and one three-year posting in Korea where he commanded an MLRS battalion. He specializes in both cannon and rocket artillery as well as today’s hypersonics, age-of-sail naval guns and World War I history. He holds a master’s in history from Louisiana State University, as well as both a master’s and a graduate certificate in maritime history from NWC. He has published articles in both The Journal of the Royal Artillery and the Field Artillery journal.

Areas of Expertise

  • Artillery
  • COIN
  • Ground Warfare
  • Koreas
  • Leadership
  • Weapon Systems
  • WWI

Professional Highlights


Battalion Commander

Commanded 1-38 FA in Camp Casey, S. Korea during the most recent height of tensions with N. Korea.

Exchange Instructor

American exchange instructor in the British Army at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill, UK.

Battery Commander

Commanded B/2-15 FA on Patrol Base in Lutifiyah, Iraq. 15-month deployment.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., Louisiana State University, History

Graduate Certificate, U.S. Naval War College, Maritime History

B.A., University of North Carolina at Pembroke, History

A.A. and Commission, Marion Military Institute in Alabama

External Memberships and Associations

Naval War College Foundation
Lifetime Membership

Field Artillery Association

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