Doyle K. Hodges, Ph.D.

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
CDR, U.S. Navy, Retired
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Dr. Doyle Hodges is an associate professor for the National Security Affairs Department in the College of Distance Education. His research includes civil-military relations, ethics in international relations, maritime and defense strategy and planning, unmanned and autonomous systems, and covert action by military and intelligence forces. He retired from the Navy as a commander in 2013.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, College of Distance Education


Commanding Officer, USS ROSS (DDG 71)


Commanding Officer, USS SAFEGUARD (ARS 50)


Ph.D., Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2018

M.A., Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2015

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare, 2008

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1993

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1992

News, Media, & Events


Issues in National Security Lecture 8: “Feral Cities”

Apr. 23, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Accountability in the U.S. Navy: “So That Others May Learn”

Mar. 19, 2019
The Strategy Bridge
Article Publication

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