Erik C. Wright, Select One

Capt., U.S. Navy

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Captain Wright joined the NWC faculty in the Fall of 2011. He teaches the Leadership Concepts within the TSDM and NSDM courses, plus the George Washington elective. He commanded VP-46 and also completed operational assignments with VP-23, VP-26, VX-1 and Carrier Strike Group EIGHT, with extensive operational experience in the North Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, and Arabian Gulf. He served on the OPNAV Staff in Anti-submarine Warfare and Electronic Warfare billets, as an instructor and Deputy Director of the Navy Leadership and Ethics Center, and as Officer-in-Charge of NAVCENT FORWARD HQ, supporting Navy Individual Augmentees throughout the CENTCOM AOR.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Leadership
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights


Military Professor


M.A., Naval War College, Strategic Studies

B.S., United States Naval Academy, Oceanography

News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Year of the Gray Wolf: The Rise of Turkey’s New Ultranationalism

Jul. 16, 2018
War On The Rocks
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