James R. FitzSimonds

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Biography

Professor FitzSimonds served for 27 years in the U.S. Navy as both a surface line officer and intelligence officer, retiring in 2001 with the rank of captain. His operational assignments included USS Blakely (FF-1072), USS Enterprise (CVN-65), and the USS America (CV-66) Battle Group. His ashore assignments included tours with the Chief of Naval Operations Current Intelligence Division, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Naval Warfare Directorate (OP-095), the Navy Operational Intelligence Center Detachment-Newport, the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, and the Net Assessment Directorate of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Intel
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Technology
  • Operational Warfare
  • Taiwan
  • Wargaming
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights

2003

Director, Halsey Alfa Advanced Research Group

Director of the Halsey Alfa Advanced Research Group where his work centers on analysis of military issues in the Asia-Pacific region, including warfighting balances and modernization trends.

Education

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1974

Awards and Decorations

Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on How Maps Inspire us to Learn

Jan. 13, 2020
News Publication

War Gaming Introductory Course

Jan. 13, 2020
1:00 p.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Warmaking by Remote Control Is a False Choice

Nov. 25, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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