Colonel James (Jay) A Schnelle is the Center for Naval Warfare Studies Deputy Dean and a Marine aviator. He has extensive aviation and fires and effects operational experience as well as resource/requirement staff experience. He has six Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Marine Rotational Force Darwin deployments. Additional fleet experience includes as the III MEF Fires and Effects Coordinator, G-3 Aviation and various other G-3 roles. He has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and is an honors graduate of the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College.