Dr. John “J. R.” Mathis joined the College of Maritime Operational Warfare in June 2011 after completing a 30-year naval career. Sea Duty: VAQ-136 (XO/CO) (Atsugi, Japan); VAQ-139; VAQ-136 (Atsugi, Japan). OPERATIONS: Desert Shield, Southern Watch. Shore Duty: NWC, JMO Faculty; NWC, JLASS Program Director; NWC, Deputy Strategic Research Department; Command Leadership School, Newport, RI; National Airborne Operations Center, Offutt AFB, NE; VAQ-129, Whidbey Island, WA.