Richard B. Grahlman

Professor College of Distance Education
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Richard Grahlman has taught Joint Maritime Operations for 19 years in the Naval War College program at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in the seminar, directed studies and web-assisted formats.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Ethics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Nuclear
  • Operational Warfare
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights



Joint Maritime Operations, Monterey Program in Monterey, CA

Adjunct Professor

Joint Maritime Operations, Monterey Program in Monterey, CA

Adjunct Professor

Joint Maritime Operations, Fleet Seminar in Monterey, CA

Commanding Officer, HS-14

Awarded the JOHN PAUL JONES AWARD (For inspirational leadership)

Strategic Analyst, Joint Staff (J-8)

Authored the B-2 Effectiveness Study (led to reduced B-2 buy, saving taxpayers ~ $14.3B)
Authored Nuclear Force predictions in conjunction with ongoing Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
Proposed Strategic Target Base Revisions
Nuclear Force Analysis Division, Action Officer of the Year

Naval Postgraduate School

Military Operations Research Society Graduate Research Award for thesis work in Computer Integrated Design, Manufacture and Maintenance in Naval Shipyards.


M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, Operations Analysis

B.S., Oregon State University, Liberal Arts (Architecture)

U.S. Naval War College, College of Command and Staff

Armed Forces Staff College

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