Fred P. Drake Jr.

Associate Dean College of Distance Education
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Drake is the Associate Dean in the College of Distance Education who currently leads the Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School program in Monterey, CA. He retired as a Commander from the U. S. Navy after serving a 20+ year career as Naval Aviator flying the S-3 Viking, A-4 Skyhawk, EA-6B Prowler and he flew numerous combat sorties in support of Operation DESERT STORM. Professor Drake joined the faculty of NWC in Aug, 1995 where he was the Head of the CDE S&P division, the OPSO of the Naval Command College and the Military Chair of Command and Control Warfare prior to assuming his current position standing up and leading the NWC at NPS program.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Homeland Security
  • JPME

Professional Highlights


Associate Dean, College of Distance Education

Runs the NWC at NPS program in Monterey, CA.

Chair, NWC at NPS program

Set-up and ran the NWC at NPS program, Monterey, CA.

Operations Officer, Naval Command College


Jerry O. Tuttle Military Chair of Command and Control Warfare


S&P Division Head, College of Continuing Education


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

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