Josh Hammond

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Josh Hammond graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in classical languages and the U.S. Naval War College with an M.A. in national security and strategic studies. While at NWC, he received the Adm. Richard G. Colbert Memorial Prize for professional writing and research. A career naval flight officer, he has over 2,300 hours and 500 carrier landings in the F-14D and F/A-18F in support of numerous operations in the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific. Other assignments include air operations officer on USS Carl Vinson and an exchange assignment with the Royal Navy in carrier doctrine development.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2014, National Security & Strategic Studies, (with Distinction)

B.A., University of Michigan, 1999, Classical Languages and Literature, (with Distinction and High Honors)

Research Contributions and Publications

"From Taranto to Palembang: The Evolution of Royal Navy Carrier Doctrine 1940-1945."
Naval Warfare (2017): 108-112

"Operational Logistics Assistance to the ECOWAS Standby Force: An AFRICOM Solution to African Problems?"
/luce.nt/ A Journal of National Security Studies (Fall 2013): 12-22

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