Capt. Michael Marston serves as the Deputy Chair of the Strategic and Operational Research Department. A career P-3C and EP-3E naval flight officer, he served in operational command of the “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8). His previous shore assignments included: military professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College; assistant chief of staff for training and readiness, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; branch chief, Joint Reconnaissance Center, U.S. European Command; and flag aide to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy International Programs.