James P. Fallon

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Col., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
James P. Fallon faculty photo


Professor Fallon is a retired Marine Corps infantry officer. While at the U.S. Naval War College he has served as a military professor for Joint Maritime Operations courses. His staff tours include battalion and regimental operations officer billets and deputy operations officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force. His final operational tour was as the commander officer, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, Joint Military Operations Department, U.S. Naval War College

Served as moderator for both junior and senior courses. Taught Leadership in the Profession of Arms elective.

Commanding Officer, SPMAGTF-CR-CC

Led more than 2,000 Marines, Sailors and civilians throughout a 10-month deployment in a dynamic environment; missions ranged from kinetic operations to security cooperation engagements, spanning 8 countries.

Deputy Operations Officer I MEF

Led a diverse team of active and reserve service members and civilians in planning and executing the training and operations of 50,000 Marines and Sailors.


M.A., Marine Corps University

B.A., Norwich University

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