Darren McClurg, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor National Security Affairs
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Commander Darren McClurg, U.S. Navy, is a career surface warfare officer with extensive service in the Western Pacific, where he served in a variety of afloat and staff commands between 1995 and 2017. He is well-versed in surface and amphibious operations, as well as maritime, joint and combined operational planning.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Command and Control
  • Operational Warfare
  • South China Sea
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


Yokosuka, Japan

Future Operations Officer, Seventh Fleet, embarked on USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19)

Newport, RI

Deputy Director, Warfare Analysis & Research Dept

Newport, RI

CNW Student, earned master's degree in National Security Affairs

Yokosuka, Japan

Surface Ops Officer, Carrier Strike Group Five (CTF 70), embarked on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)

San Diego, CA

Executive Officer, USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18)


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2006 & 2012, National Security Affairs

B.A., U.S. Naval Academy, 1994, English

News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Issues in National Security: Looking Outward to the Future

Jan. 23, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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