Eric A. Dukat

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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This third generation Surface Warfare Officer from Jacksonville, Florida, Prof Eric “Duke” Dukat Joined U.S.Naval War College civilian faculty after his retirement from 29 years of Navy service in Spring of 2016. He began his time at the college in 2009 as a Navy commander after assignments on four ships, three carriers and six staffs covering missions from humanitarian assistance to counter-terrorism to major theater war on every continent except Antarctica. Duty locations included Newport, RI, Staten Island, NY, Norfolk, VA, Pearl Harbor, HI, Gaeta, Italy and Manama, Bahrain.

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Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • Joint Operations
  • Littoral Warfare
  • Military Planning
  • NATO
  • Operational Warfare
  • Security Cooperation
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, College of Maritime Operational Warfare (CMOW), USNWC


Operations Officer, ESG-5 / CTF 51 / CTF 59

Global War on Terror Support Assignment (GSA) to Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG 5) in Bahrain planning / executing amphibious & crisis response force operations throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility during the transition from Navy to Marine Corps Flag Officer.

Assists and Assess Team (AAT) Military Faculty / Observer Trainer

Working with Fleet Maritime Operations Centers (MOC) around the globe primarily as lead for NAVCENT/Fifth Fleet and Pacific Fleet staffs on numerous assists and real-world operations (Haiti and Benghazi) teaching / observing SME areas in Plans, Ops, Fires, IAMD, Op Protection, and Assessment.

Maritime Planner

Global War on Terror Support Assignment (GSA) to CENTCOM Staff as a Maritime and Levant Planner in the CCJ-3P where he worked with US and Coalition Naval Subject Matter Experts to develop aspects of the Horn of Africa (HOA) Counter-Piracy plan.

Future Operations Officer (N35), Carrier Strike Group Eight (CCSG 8)

Future Ops Officer in COMCARSTRIKEGRU 8 onboard USS EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) for Middle East Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and South American Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) deployments, respectively.

Damage Control Assistant, USS WASP (LHD 1)

Primarily served as Second Fleet Flagship until surged for the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) in support of the Joint Task Force during Israel's attacks on Lebanon (JTF LEBANON)

Air Defense/Theater Missile Defense, Surface Exercises Officer, COMSIXTHFLT (C6F)

Part of JTF COBRA conducting BMD ashore in Israel during OIF, JTF AZTEC SILENCE and JTF LIBERIA conducting CT and NEO/Security Ops. Continued to work with NATO to both take over the defense of the Strait of Gibraltar for OIF and help Croatia, Albania and Montenegro enter as a member.

Operations Department Heads (COMDESRON 31 and USS ELROD)

2000: Operations Officer (N3), Destroyer Squadron Three One (COMDESRON 31), LINCOLN Battle Group: Homeland Defense, Experimental anti-submarine warfare (ASW) tactics, Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
1998: Operations Officer, USS ELROD (FFG 55) Mediterranean Sea for MSO, ASW & TSC.

Division Officer Tours

1996-99: COMNAVSURFLANT Unit Training Officer, Surface Training/Inspection programs, & Computer Based Training (CBT) products.
1994-1996: USS HAWES (FFG 53) Navigator, NATO Med/Black Sea.
1992-1993: USS DONALD B. BEARY (FFT 1085) Counter-drug deployments & Turkish Navy turnover.


USNA Class of 1991


M.S., University of Maryland University College, Project Management

B.S., United States Naval Academy, General Science

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Related Credentials

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Commendation Medal

Navy Commendation Medal

Joint Achievement Medal

Navy Achievement Medal

Other Honors

Rhode Island Federal Employee of the Year – Military
2012 Recipient

External Memberships and Associations

Surface Navy Association
Life Member

Navy League of Rhode Island

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 152)
Life Member

American Veterans (AMVETS)
Life Member

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