Chris Dalton

Adjunct Professor College of Distance Education
Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps
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Chris Dalton is an adjunct professor for the College of Distance Education. He most recently was the technical advisor and co-developer of Naval Forces Africa exercise war game for senior leaders. He served in the military for 24 years as a supply office and completed numerous overseas deployments. He has co-authored two books on Libya and insurgencies in Africa.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, U.S. Naval War College

Served as Military Professor in War Gaming. Currently Military Professor for Joint Military Operations.

Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group Department Head

Supervised 17 enlisted/officer instructors for Intermediate Logistics Operations Course to prepare logisticians as Regt/BDE level log planners. Lead facilitator for 30 MEU/SPMAGTF/MARFORRES/SECFOR logistics pre-deployment seminars covering all elements of log plng.

1st Marine Air Wing Deputy G-4

Responsible for planning Exercises and contingencies throughout the III MEF AOR. Supported the G-4 as funnel for prioritization of subordinate unit availability for tasking; allocation of new equipment fielding/retiring equipment retrograde and understanding of acquisition/cross-service agreements.

Observer/Trainer, U.S. Joint Forces Command

Conducted planning and O/T for Sustainment (logistics, medical, administration), supporting all Combatant Commands and deployments to Afghanistan. Particular expertise in US TRANSPORTATION COMMAND and Korea series of Exercises and Plans.

Student, U.S. Naval War College

Completed ILC

II MEF Supply Officer

Responsible for planning, policy and equipment introduction for 40,000 member II MEF. Conduct planning, financial forecasting, fielding prioritization and deployment asset allocation to support OIF/OEF deploying forces. Deployed back to Iraq as II MEF Supply Officer in 2007, to Fallujah

I MEF Liaison Officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom

LNO from I MEF to 18th Airborne Corps & III Corps in Iraq. Interfaced with US Army G4 to manage all contracts/logistics needs of I MEF; sit on purchasing boards and logistics planning venues; provide insight into USMC operating principles to inform G4 of peculiar needs of supported I MEF units.

Supply School Instructor, Department Head, Operations Officer

Instructed, counseled and administratively managed 140 enlisted supply chiefs and supply officers in MOS producing course; managed team of 14 enlisted/warrant officer instructors. As Ops Officer, managed throughput of 1100 students, 45 instructors and 90 courses, annually.

2nd Tank Battalion Supply Officer

Managed $180 million-dollar account for Marine Corps tank battalion. Planned and executed $1.2 million-dollar annual budget, including field exercises, pre/post deployment and equipment rotations. Commanded 30 Marine supply section.

Supply Officer, Marine Force 160, Joint Task Force 160, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Supply Officer supporting 13 migrant camps encompassing 15,000 migrants; two Army security battalions and Marine detachment of 200. Spend factor of $100,000.00 per day in consumable and reparable assets.


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

B.S., University of Kansas, Middle/Secondary Education

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Villanova & US Navy

Certificate, Penn State University, Supply Chain Management

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions and Publications

"Libya: History & Revolution"
Co-Author Dr. Richard A. Lobban

"African Insurgencies: From the Colonial Era to the 21st Century"
Co-Author Dr. Richard A. Lobban

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal
Two Stars

Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation

Navy Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Iraqi Campaign Medal
Two Stars

Humanitarian Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal
One Star

Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Good Conduct

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Four Stars

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