Craig Connor

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
Connor Craig faculty photo


Capt. Craig Connor, U.S. Navy, graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Environmental Geography and the U.S. Naval War College with an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. A career Naval Aviator, he has completed 4,000 flight hours and 600 carrier arrested landings in the E-2C, EA-6B, and EA-18G, as well as several training aircraft. He has made multiple deployments to the Western Pacific and the Middle East and has flown combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Capt. Connor also served as Commanding Officer of Training Squadron 22 in Kingsville, Texas. Most recently, he served as Operations Officer onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

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Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare

Professional Highlights


Operations Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt

Led the Operations Department responsible for planning and executing flight operations and all aspects of the ship schedule.

Commanding Officer/Executive Officer, Training Squadron 22

Trained the next generation of carrier-based aviators in Air and Strike Warfare.

Deputy Director, Plans Division (J5), Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat

Planned electronic warfare assessments in accordance with joint requirements.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2023, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., Ohio University, 2000, Environmental Geography

Related Credentials

Flight Instructor

Awards and Decorations

CNAF Navy and Marine Leadership Award

Meritorious Service Medal

Air/Strike Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

External Memberships and Associations

U.S. Naval Institute

Naval War College Foundation

Tailhook Association

Association of Old Crows

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