Col. Jamie Gannon (USMC ret.) is an Associate Professor of Joint Military Operations at the Naval War College, Newport, RI. He served at numerous command and principal staff positions in the Marine Expeditionary Forces, and as a joint logistics planner and Exercise branch chief at USCENTCOM during the early stages of OEF and OEF. He commanded a logistics battalion and a Marine Wing Support Group; during both periods he deployed in command of JTF support forces in major HADR events in Pakistan and Japan. His combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan included staff assignments with I MEF and USCENTCOM HQ. Other staff tours include HQMC, MARCORSYSCOM and MARCORLOGCOM.