Darren McClurg

Military Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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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

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on How Maps Inspire us to Learn

Jan. 13, 2020
News Publication

War Gaming Introductory Course

Jan. 13, 2020
1:00 p.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

America’s Gray-Zone Offensive Against Iran Could Turn Into War

Sep. 23, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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