Kadiatou Fatima Sidibe

Adjunct Professor College of Distance Education
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
Kadiatou Sidibe faculty photo


Capt. Kadiatou F. Sidibe is an adjunct professor in the College of Distance Education. She retired from the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps Officer in 2021, after 25 years of service. Passionate about giving back, numbers, and logistics, she focuses on nonprofit management, statistics, economics, leadership, strategy and logistics in the U.S. and overseas. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in statistics and economics, an MBA in nonprofit management from George Washington University and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from National Defense University.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • NATO
  • Russia

Professional Highlights


Military Instructor at the National Defense University

Teaches Economics for National Security. Designs and delivers capstone research course that examines both national and international economics in a Great Power Competition, its influence on U.S. national security objectives as well as the impact of government policies on economics.

Branch Head joint Logistics Operations at NATO

Lead a team of multinational logisticians in the execution of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers logistics operations, and execution of the NATO’s deterrence strategy. Synchronized logistics operations between the United States and NATO.

Executive Officer at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Bahrain

Led the daily operations of a 215-member multilingual and multicultural workforce in 4 locations across 3 countries in the Middle East. Led logistics operations in support of numerous deployed carrier strike groups, and shore commands and during multiple crisis in the Middle East.

Inspector of Oversight Management at the NAVIG

Inspected 8 programs in support of the CNO and the Secretary of the Navy. Established and implemented the Husbanding Service Providers’ inspection program. Inspected, and investigated into any and all matters of importance to the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or major components.

Functional Capabilities Board Secretary at the CJCS J4, Pentagon

Prepared and implemented logistic plans. Supported seagoing forces and naval bases. Established logistics policies. Coordinated efforts to fulfill established requirements. Determined priorities and controlled allocation of critical items. Updated the Chairman’s Joint Concept for Logistics.


M.S., National Defense University, 2012, National Resource Strategy

M.B.A., George Washington University, 2008, Non Profit Management

Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and II, Air Command and Staff College, 2008

M.S., Moscow Institute of Statistics and Economics, 1994, Statistics and Economics

B.S., Moscow Institute of Statistics and Economics, 1994, Statistics and Economics

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