Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander “Popeye” Fafinski is a military professor for the National Security Affairs Department. Most recently, he served as the commander of the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, U.A.E, the world’s largest KC-10 squadron, supporting air refueling operations across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. He is a command pilot with over 4,000 hours in the T-37, KC-135 and KC-10. Fafinski received a B.A. from Clarkson University and an M.A. from Touro University. He is a 2013 graduate of the NWC’s College of Naval Command and Staff.