John Porado

Chair Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Capt. Porado was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Fordham University. Upon graduation from Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training, he served at multiple SEAL teams and commanded SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. Capt. Porado earned his master's degree from the U.S. Naval War College and completed shore tours at U.S. Special Operations Command and most recently serving as a branch chief within the Directorate for Special Operations/Counter Terrorism on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights


Branch Chief, Joint Staff


Commanding Officer, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE


US Special Operations Command - Undersea LNO to the NCR


Naval War College


SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE Executive Officer


Advanced SEAL Delivery System Mission Commander


Troop Commander SEAL Team TEN


Platoon Commander SEAL Team TWO


Assistant Platoon Commander SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO


M.A., U.S. Naval War College

Undergraduate, Fordham University

External Memberships and Associations

Navy SEAL Foundation

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