Edmund B. Hernandez, Select One

Chair Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Capt. Edmund B. Hernandez joined the Naval War College faculty in July 2015 after completing a tour as commander, Mine Counter-measures Squadron Three. At sea, he served on USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS George Philip (FFG 12), USS Princeton (CG 59), Commander, Destroyer Squadron 31, and Commander, Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5/George Washington Strike Group. He has commanded the mine sweeper USS Patriot (MCM 7) and the guided missile destroyer USS Millius (DDG 69). His shore assignments include serving on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Operations and Plans Directorate (N3/5) and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


Commanding Officer USS PATRIOT (MCM 7)

Commanding officer of an AVENGER class minesweeper.

Commanding Officer USS MILIUS (DDG 69)

Commanding officer of an ARLEIGH BURKE guided missile destroyer (BMD Capable)

Commander Mine Counter-measures Squadron Three

Commander of a squadron of AVENGER Class minesweepers and Mine Division Thirty-One (expeditionary mine warfare staff and planners)


M.A., Naval Post Graduate School, National Security Affairs

B.A., University of California, Economics

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Meritorious Service Medal

External Memberships and Associations

Surface Navy Association

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Doing Something Worthwhile

Jun. 24, 2019
News Publication

Maritime Irregular Warfare Workshop

Jun. 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Mahan Reading Room, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Battle Force Missiles: The Measure of a Fleet

Apr. 24, 2019
Center for International Maritime Security
Article Publication

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