Patrick Joseph Snow

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Patrick Snow joined the U.S. Naval War College faculty in June 2019 after graduating from the College of Naval Warfare. He has served on a number of operational commands as a helicopter pilot. He served as one of three U.S. officers on the Naval Staff College Class 82. Cmdr. Snow earned a master’s degree in business administration and global leadership from the University of San Diego, and two masters degrees in national security and strategic studies from NWC. Commissioned through NROTC, he graduated from Miami of Ohio in 1999 with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in naval science. He was designated a naval aviator in September 2001.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Strike Operations Officer, USS Harry S. Truman


Chief Current Operations, Joint Space Operations Center, JFCC Space, Vandenburg AFB


Deputy Director Directed Energy, Unified Space Vault JFCC Space, Vandenburg AFB


Deputy Director Joint Personnel Rescue Center CAOC Qatar


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare, 2019

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff, 2013

M.B.A., University of San Diego, 2008, Global Leadership

Minor, Naval Science Miami of Ohio, 1999, Psychology

Naval Staff College class 82

Awards and Decorations

The Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM)

Air Medal (strike)

Navy Commendation Medals
Five Medals

Navy Achievement Medals
Three Medals

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