James Nordhill, Select One

Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Professor Nordhill teaches military planning in the Maritime Operational Planners Course. A career naval aviator and joint planner, he served for 22 year on active duty. His experience includes: military faculty member, U.S. Naval War College; senior planner, U.S. Forces - Iraq; commanding officer, Navy Operational Support Center, Newport, Rhode Island; and mission commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component - Iraq.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • COIN
  • Command and Control
  • GWOT
  • HA/DR
  • Iraq
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Littoral Warfare
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Search and Rescue
  • Special Operations


M.A., US Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

E.M.B.A., Naval Post Graduate School

B.A., Chapman University, Psychology

External Memberships and Associations

Military Operations Research Society

News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Issues in National Security: Looking Outward to the Future

Jan. 23, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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