Col. Justin Pritchard joined the U.S. Naval War College in 2023 as a military instructor in the National Security Affairs Department. He commanded the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne) at Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska and served as a strategic planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Past operational assignments include the 11th Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, and 20th Engineer Brigade. He received a B.S. from Gonzaga University, an M.S. from the University of Washington, an M.A. from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, and an M.A. from the U.S. Army War College.