James Lewis

Assistant Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Lewis has served in a variety of jobs at the college for over 20 years. A 23-year retired intelligence officer, he served with VS-30, USS Theodore Roosevelt and in a variety of other operational and shore commands. Some of his previous positions include: Deputy Director, Strategic Communications, NWC; Open Source Research Analyst, NWC; Assistant OIC, ONI Detachment Newport, Rhode Island; Navy Operations Group (Deep Blue), Washington; Chief of Space Warfare, Naval Space Command, Dahlgren; CNO Strategic Studies Group, Newport; Assistant Intelligence Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt. He has an M.A. from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intel

Professional Highlights


Deputy Director, Communications Integration Strategy Office, Naval War College

Provide guidance and overall direction across the College for effectively communicating to key internal and external audiences the work being done at USNWC, and to do so in a manner that ensures consistency across messages and methods of communication.

Open Source Research-Analyst, Naval War College


Assistant OIC, ONI Detachment Newport, RI


Navy Operations Group (Deep Blue), Washington, DC


Chief, Space Warfare, Naval Space Command, Dahlgren, VA


Strategic Studies Group, Newport, RI


Research-Analyst and Wargamer, ONI Detachment, Newport, RI


Asst. Intelligence Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)


Counter-Drug Analyst, Field Support Team Leader, Executive Assistant, Atlantic Intelligence Command, Norfolk, VA


Analyst, Operations Officer, Navy Antiterrorist Alert Center (ATAC), Washington, DC


B.A., Eastern Connecticut State University

M.A., Naval Postgraduate School

JPME Phase I, Air Command and Staff College

JPME Phase II, Armed Forces Staff College

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