Cory R. Howes

Military Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
Capt., U.S. Navy
Cory R. Howes faculty photo


A naval flight officer, Capt. Howes has held command of a reconnaissance squadron (VQ-1), Naval Support Activity – Bahrain and most recently the Naval Academy Preparatory School. During his four naval aviation tours, he deployed worldwide and operated in every geographic combatant command area of responsibility. He served two tours at the Joint Special Operations Command and a tour at the National Reconnaissance Office. While at JSOC, he deployed as the joint air component commander for a special operations task force. He has earned subspecialties in information operations, naval strategy, resource management and space systems engineering.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Intel
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Middle East
  • South China Sea
  • Special Operations
  • UAVs/Drones

Professional Highlights



U.S. Naval War College

Commanding Officer

Naval Academy Preparatory School

Commanding Officer

Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Deputy Commander

Navy Region Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia

Staff Officer

Joint Special Operations Command

Commanding Officer / Executive Officer

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2021

M.B.A., George Mason University, 2006

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1993

Awards and Decorations

Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award

External Memberships and Associations

Naval Academy Alumni Association
Rhode Island Chapter

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