Justin Michael Novak

Assist and Assess Team College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Lt. Cmdr. Justin Novak is a surface warfare officer and has served on both cruiser and destroyer platforms including USS Cape St. George (CG 71), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Ross (DDG 71). His shore assignments include Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School and the Surface Warfare Officer's School. Most recently, he was the deputy director of assessments for Commander, Naval Forces Central Command as well as the crisis action team lead.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • Military Planning
  • Surface Warfare
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights


Deputy Director Assessments COMUSNAVCENT

Developed leading edge operational assessment process to inform the commander on the effectiveness of the Maritime Campaign Plan. Lead the Crisis Action Team in development of various branch plans and flexible response options. Lead Naval Integration planning efforts.

Instructor Surface Warfare Officer School

Subject Matter Expert Air Defense


Air Defense Instructor Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School


B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Mechanical Engineering

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