Dr. Michael McGauvran joined the Naval War College as an active duty Air Force Colonel in July 2006, following a tour as the Chief of Plans at U. S. Strategic Command. A command pilot with 4,100 hours in B-1, T-38, and B-52 aircraft, he has
led as an instructor pilot, Operations Officer, Squadron and Deputy Group Commander. Col McGauvran was the B-1 Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Commander for Operation DESERT FOX and flew combat sorties in support of Operation ALLIED FORCE. Col McGauvran retired from the U. S. Air Force after 27 years of service and joined the NWC faculty as a civilian in 2009.