Bradley A. Alaniz, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Cmdr. Alaniz attended the United States Naval Academy, where he was commissioned in 1994. Prior to reporting to the Naval War College in 2017, he served on various ships, primarily based in Yokosuka, Japan, most recently on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as member of the staff for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet. Ashore he has served as Operations Branch Chief for Ballistic Missile Defense at U.S. Strategic Command and as Commanding Officer of Naval Recruiting District, Dallas.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Defense
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • Joint Operations
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Russia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Surface Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Military Professor

Reported to Naval War College, Joint Military Operations Department

Staff, U.S. Seventh Fleet

Served as Training, Readiness, Exercises and Requirements Officer for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, in Yokosuka, Japan from 2013 to 2016.

Commanding Officer, Naval Recruiting District, Dallas TX

Assigned as Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer of Naval Recruiting District, Dallas.

Executive Officer, USS McCampbell (DDG 85)

Assigned as Executive Officer, USS McCampbell (DDG 85), based in Yokosuka, Japan, from 2008 to 2010.

U.S. Strategic Command

Assigned as Operations Branch Chief for Ballistic Missile Defense at USSTRATCOM from 2005 to 2008.


M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2000, Operations Research

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1994, English

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