Derek Atkinson, Select One

Military Professor Wargaming Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Atkinson is a native of Wakefield, Rhode Island. He received his commission in 1995 through the NROTC program at George Washington University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies from the Elliot School of International Affairs. He completed flight training and was designated a naval aviator in May 1998. Cmdr. Atkinson has served as an operational planner at multiple three and four-star commands, served with Air Force Special Operations Command in a personnel exchange program and served tours with Fleet Carrier Air Wings. He has been a Western Pacific sailor for 24 years.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Air Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Command and Control
  • Deterrence
  • HA/DR
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Wargaming

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Honor, Courage and Commitment

Jul. 08, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Special Operations: Out of the Shadows

Oct. 01, 2019
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Article Publication

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