Joseph J. McGraw, Select One

Col., U.S. Army

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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Biography

COL Joe McGraw is a Special Forces, Army officer currently serving as a military faculty member in the Joint Military Operations department. Additionally, COL McGraw co-teaches several electives at the Naval War College to include Military Deception, Special Operations at the Strategic Level and Advanced Studies in Special Operations Forces. COL McGraw is a member of the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups and a coordinator for the upcoming Office of Net Assessment summer study at West Point.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Special Operations
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights

1999

Assessed and Selected for US Army Special Forces

2000

Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 153

Deployed and Commanded SFODA 153 in operations in JSOTF-P
2003

Recorder, Department of the Army Secretariat for Centralized Selection Boards

2005

Student, Naval Postgraduate School

2007

Operations Officer, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

2008

Commander, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

Commanded and Deployed Advanced Operating Base 1320 to Diyala Iraq in OIF
2009

Director, Advanced Special Operations Techniques, Special Operations Command

2011

Deputy Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines

2012

Commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

Commanded Special Operations Task Force Southwest and Special Operations Task Force West in Helmand/Herat Afghanistan
2014

Military Faculty, Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College

Education

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2007, Defense Analysis

B.S., USMA, 1994, Mechanical Engineering (Aero)

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions

Co-Author, The Sovereignty Solution, NIP 2011

Awards and Decorations

Admiral Thomas R. Weschler Award
Naval War College, 2017

News, Media, & Events

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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The Corridor of Power

Oct. 17, 2018
The Interpreter
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