Joseph J. McGraw, Select One

Associate Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Col., U.S. Army, Retired
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Biography

Professor Joe McGraw serves in the Joint Military Operations department and co-teaches several electives including military deception, special operations at the strategic level and advanced studies in special operations forces. He is a member of NWC’s Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups and a coordinator for the upcoming Office of Net Assessment summer study at West Point. A career special forces Army officer, he recently retired as colonel.

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Highlights

2014

Military Faculty, Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College

2012

Commander, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

Commanded Special Operations Task Force Southwest and Special Operations Task Force West in Helmand/Herat Afghanistan
2011

Deputy Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines

2009

Director, Advanced Special Operations Techniques, Special Operations Command

2008

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

Commanded and Deployed Advanced Operating Base 1320 to Diyala Iraq in OIF
2007

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

2005

Student, Naval Postgraduate School

2003

Recorder, Department of the Army Secretariat for Centralized Selection Boards

2000

Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 153

Deployed and Commanded SFODA 153 in operations in JSOTF-P
1999

Assessed and Selected for US Army Special Forces

Education

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

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

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions and Publications

Co-Author, The Sovereignty Solution, NIP 2011

Awards and Decorations

Admiral Thomas R. Weschler Award
Naval War College, 2017

News, Media, & Events

Contemporary Air Wars Workshop

Oct. 17, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

China’s Nuclear Force Modernization

Sep. 17, 2019
Naval War College
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