Laurence L. McCabe

Professor National Security Affairs
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Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Prof McCabe circumnavigated the globe before becoming a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. As a US Navy SWO, he was assigned to various afloat and ashore commands as well as US Embassies in the USSOUTHCOM AOR. Upon retiring from active duty in 2005, Prof McCabe accepted a position on the National Security Decision Making Department faculty. In 2004, he assumed the duties of the Latin American Studies Group. In addition to faculty teaching and research responsibilities, Professor McCabe travels extensively throughout the world promoting strong strategic and maritime partnerships with partner nations of the United States.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Geopolitics
  • Latin America
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security

Professional Highlights


Director, Latin American Studies Group

Reported to academic faculty at the US Naval War college

First Assignment in a 24 year career as a Surface Warfare Officer

Served on multiple positions ashore and afloat in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets, the Pentagon, and various US Embassies in Latin America. Retired from active duty in 2005


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security Affairs

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Biology (Marine)

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions and Publications

Editor and contributor to the The Caribbean Journal of Strategic and Security Studies

Awards and Decorations

Numerous operational personal medals and ribbons awarded while on active duty

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