Fred P. Drake, Jr., Select One

Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Professor College of Distance Education
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Prof. Drake retired as a Commander from the U. S. Navy after a 20+ year career as Naval Aviator flying the S-3 Viking, A-4 Skyhawk and EA-6B Prowler and he flew numerous combat sorties in support of Operation DESERT STORM. Prof. Drake joined the faculty of NWC in Aug, 1995. He was the Head of CDE S&P, the OPSO of NCC and the Military Chair of C2W. After retiring from active duty, he accepted his current position as Chairman of NWC at NPS where he stood-up the NWC – NPS partnership for Joint Professional Military Education.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Homeland Security
  • JPME

Professional Highlights


Chair, NWC at NPS

Runs the NWC at NPS program in Monterey, CA.

S&P Division Head, College of Continuing Education


Operations Officer, Naval Command College


Jerry O. Tuttle Military Chair of Command and Control Warfare


C.A.G.S., Northcentral University, 2009, Homeland Security

M.A., United States Naval War College, 1996, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Troy State University, 1988, Management

B.S., University of Idaho, 1979, Naval Science

External Memberships and Associations

Association of Naval Aviation

Association of Old Crows

Naval War College Foundation

Navy League

Surface Navy Association

Tailhook Association

U.S. Naval Institute

News, Media, & Events


Lectures of Opportunity: "Afghanistan: Remembering the Long, Long War We Would Rather Forget"

Mar. 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Conolly Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

What World War I Tells Us About a China-Japan War Today

Nov. 24, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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