Raymond M. Tortorelli

Director College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Tortorelli has served as Director of the International Maritime Staff Operators Course since 2021 and has been a professor at the college since 2016. A retired navy cryptologist/naval aviator, assignments included reconnaissance Aircraft Mission Commander, Electronic Warfare Officer on an aircraft carrier and Deputy Air Ops Planner for the Italian High Readiness Force in Taranto, Italy. Ashore, he was Deputy Director of Navy Lessons Learned and Deputy Chief of the NSA Red Team. Designated as a Foreign Area Officer, he was also selected as part of the first cadre of Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands, where he engaged closely with the Afghan Presidential and Ministerial Spokesmen.

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Information Operations

Professional Highlights


Director, International Maritime Staff Operators Course (IMSOC)


Associate Professor, NWC


Deputy Chief, NSA Red Team


Afghanistan-Pakistan (AFPAK) Hand, Chief of Security News Coordination Center (SNCC)


Deputy Director, Navy Lessons Learned, NWDC


Air Operations, Italian High Readiness Force (CFMCC)


Maintenance Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO


Electronic Warfare Officer, USS George Washington


Aircraft/Mission Commander, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO


M.S., Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower), Afghanistan Pakistan Fellow, National Resource Strategy

Graduate, Naval War College, Command and Staff Program

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, Systems Engineering (Information Warfare Discipline)

B.S., US Naval Academy, English Literature

Related Credentials

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Three awards

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal
Individual Action

Air Medal, Strike/Flight
Three awards

Navy Commendation Medal
Two awards

Navy Achievement Medal
Three awards

External Memberships and Associations

International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)

Naval Academy Association

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