Keith E. Patton, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Biography

CDR Keith “Powder” Patton is deputy chairman of the Strategic and Operational Research (SORD) Department of the U.S. Naval War College. CDR Patton was commissioned in 1995 from Tufts University NROTC, with degrees in history and political science. He served four tours conducting airborne nuclear command and control missions aboard the US Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft, and two tours as Tactical Action Officer (TAO) and Combat Direction Center Officer (CDCO) aboard the carriers USS KITTY HAWK and USS NIMITZ. He received the AFCEA/USNI 2012 Copernicus Award for outstanding contributions to Navy Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
  • Command and Control
  • Deterrence
  • Military Planning
  • Nuclear
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights

2014

Deputy Chair, Strategic and Operational Research Department

The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) is composed of faculty members who conduct and collaborate on research and analysis projects at the intersection of the strategic and operational levels of strategy and warfare.
2012

Combat Direction Center Officer, USS NIMITZ

Responsible for all aspects of ship defense, including authorization to employ deadly force with ships weapons (Batteries Released authority). Ensured training of all hands for combat operations.
2011

AFCEA/USNI Copernicus Award Winner

For outstanding contributions to Naval C3I
2009

Deputy for Communications, STRATCOMWING ONE / TASK FORCE 124

Education

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2017, National Security Studies

B.A., Tufts University, 1995, Political Science and History

Certificate in Peace and Justice Studies

Awards and Decorations

AFCEA/USNI Copernicus Award
2011

News, Media, & Events

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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Why Are Our Ships Crashing? Competence, Overload, and Cyber Considerations

Aug. 25, 2017
Center for International Maritime Security
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