Patrick Rothehueser

Military Professor International Programs
Cmdr. s.g., German Navy
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Patrick Rothehueser is a German military professor who primarily teaches in International Programs and serves as the liaison officer of the German Command and Staff College, Hamburg to the Naval War College. He served in command posts in the submarine service and developed exceptional expertise in conventional submarine operations. His graduate work includes international security organizations as well as a regional focus on the Middle East.

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Military Planning
  • NATO
  • Submarine Warfare

Professional Highlights


U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

Assigned as military professor at the department International Programs with emphasis on teaching I-MSOC (International Maritime Staff Operators Course).

German Ministry of Defense, Berlin

Desk officer in the department Strategy and Operations of the German Ministry of Defense responsible for current and future operations as well as subject matter expert in the Middle East.

Senior Command Course, Israel National Defense College, Tel Aviv, Israel

Attendance in the 42. Class of the senior command course at the Israel National Defense College in cooperation with the Haifa University. The program included a master thesis on counter financing of terrorism (CFT) and sanctioning.

NATO Maritime Command, Northwood, United Kingdom

Branch Head Plans and Policy for submarine operations in NATO (COMSUBNATO).

Commander 1. German Submarine Squadron, Eckernfoerde

Assumed command of the 1. German Submarine Squadron, home of all German submarines (class 206A and 212A) as well as all German Signal Intelligence Ships (class 423). The assignment included a four month deployment as CTG for the United Nations off the coast of Lebanon (UNIFIL).

German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - SWP). Focus on the analysis of the relationship between Germany/Europe and the United States (military and security policy developments).

Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Masters Program with emphasis on NATO and the development of the transatlantic relationship completed by a master thesis on the role of personality in international relations.

Submarine Squadron, Eckernfoerde

Command of the German submarine Unterseeboot U22 including a three month NATO-deployment in the Mediterranean (Operation Active Endeavour) as well as a later assignment as deputy commander of the submarine squadron.


M.A., 1993, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Economics (Diplom-Kaufmann)

M.A., 2008, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Security Studies

M.A., 2015, Haifa University, Haifa, Political Science

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