Matthew J. Acanfora

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Matthew J. Acanfora faculty photo


Associate Professor Matthew Acanfora joined the faculty of the College of Maritime Operational Warfare in 2022 after serving 22 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He has served in Japan, Hawaii, and San Diego in support of U.S. Indo-PACOM & Pacific Fleet operations and Djibouti in support of U.S. Africa Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • China
  • Intel
  • Leadership
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Director of Intelligence

Surface & Mine Warfare Development Center, Mine Warfare Division

Military Professor

U.S. Naval War College, Joint Military Operations Department

Senior Watch Officer and Planner

U.S. THIRD Fleet


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

M.S., Old Dominion University, Education

B.S., Wagner College, Sociology

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