Jeffrey Michael Alves, Select One

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

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Cmdr. (Ret.) Jeffrey M. Alves joined the Naval War College faculty in 2014. Originally from Falmouth, MA, he graduated from Boston University in 1990 with a bachelor’s in international relations and a concentration in strategy and security concepts. Professor Alves is currently a member of the Maritime Operational Planner’s Course faculty in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership. Specialties include joint and naval planning, operational functions, humanitarian assistance, and non-combatant evacuation operations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Europe
  • HA/DR
  • Homeland Security
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, Maritime Operational Planner's Course (MOPC)

MOPC faculty lead for OPT leadership, CONOPS development, plans and orders development, and Somalia scenario.

Military Professor, Maritime Operational Planner's Course (MOPC)

Senior military faculty for MOPC. Faculty lead for OPT leadership, CONOPS development, plans and orders development, and Somalia scenario.

Director, Future Plans for Commander ESG-5 / CTF-51

Responsible to the Commander for long-range and deliberate planning in support of CENTCOM and NAVCENT theater objectives.

Assist and Assess Team (AAT)

Provided direct support to all US Navy Maritime Operations Centers at naval service component and numbered fleet commands. Conducted tailored on-site educational and training visits to improve MOC processes in order to improve operational level command and control.

Assistant Lead, Operational Planning Group at Commander, Naval Forces Europe

Lead action officer for Global Force Management. Lead planner for multiple crisis action planning evolution in the European and African areas of operation.


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

B.A., Boston University, International Relations

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 seconds on probing what we don't know

Feb. 19, 2019
News Publication

18th Regional Alumni Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aug. 26, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Reading Fiction Leads to Good Strategic Thinking

Dec. 18, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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