Paul S. Schmitt, Select One

Capt. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Biography

Professor Schmitt is an associate research professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. He currently teaches joint military operations research and analysis of high-technology conventional warfare in the near future, using wargaming as a tool for experiential learning. His current research focuses on the character of operational-tactical warfighting in the near future to 2030, conducting net assessments of future capabilities and concepts to identify best practices, enduring imbalances and trends.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Command and Control
  • Joint Operations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Military Technology
  • Mine Warfare
  • Nuclear
  • Oceanography
  • Operational Warfare
  • South China Sea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Special Operations
  • Submarine Warfare
  • UAVs/Drones
  • Wargaming
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights

2015

Assoc. Research Professor, Halsey Alfa Advanced Research Project (ARP)

Professor Schmitt teaches joint military operations within Halsey Alfa, a student Advanced Research Project group. His work centers on military operations research, analysis, and wargaming of military issues in the Asia-Pacific, with net assessments of warfighting balances and future capabilities.
2008

Deputy Director - Plans, Policy, Resources, & Strategy - NAVEUR/NAVAF/U.S. Sixth Fleet

Culminating tour of 30 years Active/Reserve U.S. Navy service. His military career included three command tours, joint duty, NATO, and major Navy Staff tours. His early career included operations and deployments on four submarines from both Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
1999

Experimentation Manager, Navy Warfare Development Command

Began 16 years managing a portfolio of innovation projects under the Fleet Experimentation and Sea Trial programs. Led planning and execution across the full spectrum of concept-based venues, from advanced warfighting Fleet Battle Experiments to wargames and concept development workshops.

Education

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security & Strategic Studies

B.A., Cornell University, Biology (Oceanography/Marine Ecology)

C.V. or Resume

Related Credentials

(DAWIA) System Planning, Research and Development Engineering Management

(DAWIA) Program Management

(BUPERS) Naval Operations Analyst

Research Contributions

(Secretary of the Navy) Strategic Readiness Review
2017

(Dept. of the Navy, OPNAV N81-led) Future Fleet Architecture Study for NDAA
2016

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal
Multiple

Joint Commendation Medal

External Memberships and Associations

U.S. Naval Institute

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

National Defense Industrial Association

Naval War College Foundation

News, Media, & Events

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Second Annual Future Warfighting Symposium

Aug. 14, 2018
News Publication
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Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop: August 2018

Aug. 16, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Brown University, Providence, RI 02912
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The Secret Sauce to Innovate in the Military: Make Doubt and Failure Fun

Jul. 25, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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