David C. Fuquea

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Col., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
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Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1981. Served nearly 30 years on active duty as an infantry officer. Came to the Naval War College in 2011.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Ground Warfare
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Teaching Team Lead for Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC)

Flagship course with the College of Maritime Operational Warfare for educating Naval officers on the functions and requirements for successful employment of forces at the two and three-star fleet headquarters and the operational level of war

U.S. Naval War College Special Advisor to the Commanding General Marine Corps Forces Afghanistan


Winner of Annual Albert Ellis Innovation in Expeditionary Warfare Essay Contest

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Association, 2012 was the first year of this essay contest promoting innovation and insight into the ability of the United States Military to successfully execute Expeditionary Warfare

Retired from United States Marine Corps

Served nearly 30 years on active duty as an infantry officer. Commanded infantry units at every rank from 2nd Lieutenant to Colonel. Final billet was as Chief of Staff and Commander of the 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.....a unit of approximately 25,000 Marine sand Sailors.


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

M.A., Duke University, Military History

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, History

Commandant of the Marine Corps Academic Fellowship, Mershon Center for Strategic Studies, The Ohio State University

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