Professor Griffin joined the faculty after a career in the Navy as a Cryptologist during which he served in a variety of operational and staff assignments. He earned qualifications as an information warfare officer, surface warfare officer and a joint qualified officer. He graduated from the Naval War College with distinction. An associate professor in the College of Maritime Operational Warfare, he provides operational level education and assistance to fleet commanders and their staffs. He is also the director of the Rochefort Group whose focus is to ingrain Information Warfare (IW) into the CMOW curriculum, support the fleets with IW expertise and partner with the IW Community.