Richard J. Shuster, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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Professor Shuster joined the Naval War College faculty in August 2009 as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s representative before being hired by the college in 2012 as a member of the Joint Military Operations Department. Shuster earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Modern European History in 2000 from George Washington University. He is the author of "German Disarmament After World War I: The Diplomacy of International Arms Inspection, 1920-1931" (Routledge, 2006) and “The Iraq Survey Group: From WMD to COIN” (Journal of Strategic Studies, 2008).

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • WWI
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

As Associate Professor of the Joint Military Operations Department, served as SLC Course Coordinator from 2015-2016.

DIA Representative

From 2009-2012, served as the first Defense Intelligence Agency to the Naval War College.


Ph.D., George Washington University, 2000

MA., University of Massachusetts, 1994

B.A. Clark University, 1988

Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Civilian Service Award

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