Erik C. Wright

Associate Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Wright teaches Joint Military Operations and the George Washington elective. He joined the faculty in 2011, serving in the National Security Affairs department until retiring from the Navy in 2018. He joined NWC as an Associate Professor in October 2018. He commanded VP-46 and completed operational assignments with VP-23, VP-26, VX-1 and Carrier Strike Group 8, with experience in the Western Pacific, North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Arabian Gulf. He also served as a staff officer at OPNAV, instructor and Deputy Director of the Navy Leadership and Ethics Center, and Officer-in-Charge of NAVCENT FORWARD HQ.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Leadership
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor


VADM Thomas R. Weschler Award for Inspirational Teaching


Military Professor


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., United States Naval Academy, Oceanography

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