Raymond M. Tortorelli, Select One

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

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Biography

A former Naval Aviator and EW Mission Commander, who led reconnaissance missions off the Levant, Algeria, Libya, Syria and overland Croatia, Bosnia and Iraq while serving in VQ-2, Rota, Spain. He later served as the EW Officer on the USS George Washington and as the Air Ops Planner for the Italian High Readiness Force in Taranto, Italy. Ashore, he was the Deputy Director of Navy Lessons Learned and selected as an Afghanistan-Pakistan Hand, where he engaged closely with the Afghan Presidential and Ministerial Spokesmen. Designated as a Joint Qualified and Foreign Area Officer, he finished his 24-year naval career as the Deputy Chief of the NSA’s Red Team.

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Information Operations

Professional Highlights

2016

Associate Professor, NWC

2012

Deputy Chief, NSA Red Team

2009

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

2007

Deputy Director, Navy Lessons Learned, NWDC

2003

Air Operations, Italian High Readiness Force (CFMCC)

2001

Maintenance Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO

1999

Electronic Warfare Officer, USS George Washington

1993

Aircraft/Mission Commander, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO

Education

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

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Awards and Decorations

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

Boy Scouts of America

Adventure Crew Naval

Academy Association

News, Media, & Events

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Naval War College Kicks off Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2018
News Publication
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Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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