Michael W. Pratt

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired
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Professor Pratt joined the NWC as a military professor in 2010 upon graduation as a distinguished graduate. Upon retirement in 2015, and following 27 years as a Colonel in the Air Force, he joined the NSA Department as an Associate Professor. He has served in multiple command tours, flown more than 200 combat missions in the KC-135, and is credited with establishing combat air patrol operations over all major U.S. cities following the attacks of 9/11.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Air Defense
  • Air Warfare
  • HA/DR
  • Leadership
  • Policy


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2010, National Securities and Strategic Studies

M.A., Webster University, 2001, Human Resources Management

M.B.A., Webster University, 1993

B.S., Political Science / International Affairs

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