Michael Junge, Ph.D.

Military Professor College of Leadership and Ethics
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Captain Michael Junge, USN is a Surface Warfare Officer and served afloat in USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD 980), USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36), USS WASP (LHD 1), USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) and was the 14th Commanding Officer of USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41). Ashore he served with Navy Recruiting; Assault Craft Unit FOUR; Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters, Marine Corps; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Communication Networks (N6); and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has written extensively with articles appearing in the United States Naval Institute Proceedings magazine, US Naval War College’s Luce.nt, and on the blog “Information Dissemination”.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Command and Control
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Ethics
  • Information Operations
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Littoral Warfare
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Military Technology
  • Military Theory
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Piracy
  • Policy
  • Surface Warfare
  • UAVs/Drones
  • Weapon Systems
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Military Professor - United States Naval War College


Student - United States Naval War College


Portfolio Manager - Office of the Secretary of Defense

Project Officer for M80 Stiletto and Griffen Cooperative USV project.

Commanding Officer - USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41)


Deputy Executive Assistant, Navy Staff N6 Communications Networks

Integrates and programs communication networks requirements for the Navy
Integrates, assesses and programs warfare disciplines in consonance with Sea Power 21
Develops and delivers the Integrated Strategic Capability Plan (ISCP) and Sponsor Program Proposal (SPP)

Warfare Programs Analyst Company Headquarters Marine Corps

Monitor Navy budget support for Marine Corps warfighting programs, including LPD 17, LHA(R), Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)
Serve as Navy advisor to Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources

Executive Officer - USS The Sullivans (DDG 68)


Operations Officer - Assault Craft Unit FOUR

Supervised maintenance and operation of 36 $22 million hovercraft
Manage annual budget in excess of $9 million dollars
Supervised LAN operations for over 200 workstations
Awarded Navy Commendation Medal for excellence and achievement

Navigator - USS Wasp (LHD 1)

In charge of safe navigation and operation of 40,000 ton aircraft carrier
Supervised Officer Training Program for 60 personnel
Awarded Navy Commendation Medal for excellence and achievement

Combat Systems Officer - USS Underwood (FFG 36)


Ph.D., Salve Regina University, 2018, Humanities

M.A., Naval War College, 2004, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., George Washington University, 2002, Organizational Management

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1990, Political Science, Minor in German

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Commendation Medal

Navy Achievement Medal

External Memberships and Associations

United States Naval Institute

Surface Navy Association

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