Ivan T. Luke, Ph.D.

Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Coast Guard, Retired
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Joined the Naval War College faculty in 2003 while on active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard, serving at sea for more than fourteen years, including seven years in command. Active duty experience included counter-narcotics and migrant-interdiction, and finally command of the Coast Guard’s sail training ship, USCGC EAGLE.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Homeland Security
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Maritime History
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory

Professional Highlights


USCG Barque EAGLE (WIX 327)

Commanding Officer 99-03

Military faculty Naval War College

Served as military faculty, JMO department 03-05

Associate Professor Naval War College

Retired from USCG, started as civilian faculty


Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2010, Humanities

M.A., Naval War College, 1998

B.S., United States Coast Guard Academy, 1976

Related Credentials

Holds a merchant mariner’s license in the grade of Unlimited Ocean Master, Steam, Motor or Sail

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