Paul R. Murphy, Select One

Military Professor & Senior Service Advisor Strategy and Policy Department
Col., U.S. Air Force
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Colonel Paul R. Murphy is the Alan Sheppard Professor of Air & Space Warfare and Senior Air Force Advisor to the President of the Naval War College. A graduate of Northeastern University, he has Masters Degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, AF Institute of Technology, the College of Naval Command & Staff (Distinguished Graduate), and Air War College, and is a graduate of the USAF Advanced Study of Air Mobility (ASAM). A command pilot with 3,500 flying hours, he has held staff billets at Headquarters Air Force, USSTRATCOM and Air Mobility Command. He commanded the 305th Air Mobility Wing at McGuire AFB, and Vice Commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Air Warfare
  • Cold War
  • Command and Control

Professional Highlights


Alan Sheppard Professor of Air & Space Warfare


Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden Business School, University of Virginia

M.A., Air War College, Academic Distinction

Joint Forces Staff College, McArthur Foundation Award

M.A., College of Naval Command & Staff, National Security Studies, Distinguished Graduate

M.A., USAF Weapons School, National Security Studies

M.A., AF Institute of Technology, Logistics & Mobility

USAF Advanced Study of Air Mobility (ASAM)

M.A., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

B.A., Northeastern University, Computer Science

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Related Credentials

Program Management Professional (PMP)

USAF Command Pilot

USAF Weapons Officer (WO)

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star

Air Medal

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Honor, Courage and Commitment

Jul. 08, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Aircraft Carrier Chaos: How the U.S. Navy Lost One of Its Most Deadly Warships

Mar. 11, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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