Robert L. Carney

Professor College of Distance Education
Col., U.S. Army, Retired
Robert Carney photo


Prof. Robert L. Carney has been a member of the National Security Affairs faculty since July 2004 and currently serves as the NSA Division Head for the College of Distance Education. He is a West Point graduate and holds a master’s degree from the Naval War College. While on active duty, Prof. Carney served in various command and staff positions to include battalion commander in the Second Infantry Division, action officer on the Department of the Army staff, theater missile defense officer for U.S. Central Command, and advisor to the combined forces air component commander for Theater Missile Defense during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Defense
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Command and Control
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Policy

Professional Highlights


Theater Missile Defense Officer for U.S. Central Command, Tampa, FL


Battalion Commander, 5-5 Air Defense Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea


Force Developer for U.S. Army Short Range Air Defense, Pentagon, Washington D.C.


Student, Naval War College


Chief of Operations for the Army's 32D Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, TX


Ground Based Air Defense Chief for the Joint Force Air Component Commander for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom


Military Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval War College, Newport, RI


Division Head, National Security Affairs Division, Naval War College, College of Distance Education, Newport, RI


U. S. Naval War College, 2001

Armed Forces Staff College, 1996

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1987

United States Military Academy, 1979

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Related Credentials

Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Levels I and II certified

Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) qualified

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star (2nd Award)

Bronze Star

External Memberships and Associations

Naval War College Foundation
Life Member

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Life Member

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