Josh Fagan

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
Josh Fagan faculty photo


Capt. Josh Fagan is a military professor in the Strategy and Policy Department. As a Navy helicopter pilot, he has served as commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Pacific, deployed on combat detachments ashore in Iraq during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and supported deployments to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf on board aircraft carriers. He has served as the air operations and strike officer for Carrier Strike Group Five and as an exercise lead with U.S. Cyber Command. He is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and served as an Air Force acquisitions officer before transitioning to the Navy.

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Areas of Expertise

  • HA/DR
  • Joint Operations
  • Search and Rescue
  • Special Operations
  • UAVs/Drones

Professional Highlights


Air Operations / Strike Officer, Carrier Strike Group FIVE

Air Ops and Strike/Fires Officer on board the USS Ronald Reagan during multiple deployments in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility

Executive Officer / Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Pacific

Commanded Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Pacific

USCYBERCOM Joint Exercise Planner

Led planning and execution of USCYBERCOM joint/combined exercises CYBER GUARD and CYBER FLAG

Student, U.S. Naval War College

Graduated with distinction

Pilot, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron EIGHT-FOUR

Mission Lead, Operations Officer. Deployed to Iraq with a 4-aircraft detachment flying in support of CJOSTF-AP/CJSOAD during OIF/OEF and Operation NEW DAWN.

Pilot, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOUR

Flew as Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) on multiple deployments in the 5th and 7th Fleet AORs. Conducted HA/DR missions in the Philippines, combat logistics missions out of Basra, Iraq, MEDEVAC in the Western Pacific.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aeronautics (Space Studies)

B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy

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