Bradley A. Alaniz, Select One

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Brad Alaniz graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1994 and commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer. Prior to reporting to the U.S. Naval War College in 2017, he served on various ships, primarily based in Yokosuka, Japan, and he served most recently on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) on the Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet staff. Ashore, he served as operations branch chief for Ballistic Missile Defense at U.S. Strategic Command and as commanding officer of Naval Recruiting District, Dallas. Cmdr. Alaniz is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2019

Dec. 06, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

Korean Security in a Changing East Asia

Aug. 21, 2019
Praeger Publishers
Article Publication

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