Retired Cmdr. Jeffrey M. Alves joined the U.S. Naval War College faculty in May 2014. Originally from Falmouth, Massachusetts, 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 faculty member of the Maritime Operational Planner’s Course in the College of Maritime Operational Warfare. His specialties include joint and naval planning, operational functions, humanitarian assistance and non-combatant evacuation operations.