Gregory Makuch

Associate Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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Professor Gregory Makuch is the Defense Intelligence Agency's faculty representative to the U.S. Naval War College and chair for Defense Intelligence Studies. He teaches in the Joint Military Operations Department as well as classified electives on intelligence. Over a 25-year career as a counterintelligence officer, he has supported four combatant command J2 staffs including U.S. Central Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and, most recently, U.S. European Command where he served as a senior Intelligence Officer with the Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Division. He is a native of Fall River, MA.

Areas of Expertise

  • COIN
  • Counterterrorism
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Europe
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Operations
  • Intel
  • Irregular Warfare
  • National Security
  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights


Command Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority

Served as the Command Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority at US European Command and US Representative to NATO for Military Counterintelligence on behalf of USD(I). Responsible with coordinating counterintelligence against near-peer adversaries and violent extremist organizations.

Director, Special Operations Programs-National Intelligence University

Served as the Chair for Special Operations Programs and personnel enrolled in the National Intelligence University Masters of Strategic Intelligence Program. Developed the SOF-track curriculum which became one of NIU's core thesis tracks.

Task Force Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority-SOJTF-A/NSOCC-A

Coordinated theater counterintelligence efforts in support of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan operations and activities.


Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Humanities

M.S., International Relations

M.S., International Management

B.S., Business Administration

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