John F. Griffin, Select One

Lt. Col (ret.), U.S. Marine Corps

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Biography

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Information Operations
  • International Relations
  • JPME
  • Middle East
  • Military Planning
  • Revolutionary War
  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights

2017

Associate Professor, Naval War College

COSL aims to improve senior leader's capability to plan, execute, and assess operational campaigns in support of national policy and directives. Directly support US Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet to enhance their readiness, planning and operations.
2005

Assistant Professor, Boston University

Taught two upper level undergraduate courses: Evolution of Expeditionary Doctrine and the Evolution of Warfare. Created and designed the curriculum that remains in use today at over 65 universities nationwide.
2005

Technical Instructor, MIT

Taught two upper level undergraduate courses: Evolution of Expeditionary Doctrine and the Evolution of Warfare. Created and designed the curriculum that remains in use today at over 65 universities nationwide.
2015

Leadership Development Consultant

Provided group and individual training and education to C-suite executives, middle management and supervisors on military planning methodologies and military leadership techniques.
2015

Major Gifts Officer - St Mark's School

Managed an average portfolio of over 110+ alumni, trustees, parents and friends who were capable of contributing $100,000+ gifts throughout the southeast to include Florida and west to Texas which required ten face to face visits per month.
2013

Commanding Officer - Inspector Instructor 1st Bn 25th Mar

Board selected among the top 15% of my peer group. The Battalion Inspector-Instructor is the Commanding Officer of the active duty component responsible to train and prepare a reserve infantry battalion for deployments and real-world operations.
2011

Regional Affairs Officer, Strategic Planner - Middle East & North Africa - US Special Operations Command

Board selected. RAOs have extensive experience in a designated region and use their knowledge of culture, history, sociology, economics, politics and geography to help senior officials at the national and strategic level understand the complex human environment in that specific region.
2012

Commanders Action Group - US Special Operations Command

Responsible to the Commander, US Special Operations Command, for the production of strategic and executive communication

Education

M.A., Harvard University, 2010, Middle Eastern Studies

M.A., Marine Corps University, 2009, Military Studies

M.A., Troy University, 2006, Public Administration

B.A., University Massachusetts Boston, 1996, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude

Related Credentials

TS/SCI

Research Contributions

Contributed and featured in, New Dawn: The Battles of Fallujah
2010
Richard S. Lowry

Contributed and featured in, The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan
2011
Bing West

Awards and Decorations

Harvard Student Commencement Speaker Prize
2011

Bronze Star Medal for operations in Afghanistan
2010

Distinguished Graduate, top 10% of graduating class, Command and Staff College
2009

Marine of the Year, Runner-up
2007

NMC Commendation Medal with V as a company commander during the Battle of Fallujah, Iraq
2005

Distinguished Graduate, Commandant’s Honor Roll and Meritorious Career Designation; #12 of 240, The Basic School
1996

Magna Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts Boston
1996

Graduated #1 from Officer Candidate School, First Marine Corps District
1995

High School Student Youth Catholic Leadership Award
1986

External Memberships and Associations

Boston College High School Alumni Association
1987-present

UMass Boston Alumni Association
1996-present

Military Officers Association of America 2002-2006
2013-present

Troy University Alumni Association
2006-present

Knights of Columbus
2008-2009

Harvard Alumni Association
2011-present

News, Media, & Events

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Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication
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Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Iran uses Palestine as its pawn

Dec. 26, 2017
Providence Journal
Article Publication

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