Robert Wayne Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Col. (ret.), U.S. Air Force

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
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Biography

Dr. Tomlinson is an Associate Professor in the National Security Affairs (NSA) department of the Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds Masters Degrees from Golden Gate University, San Francisco in Public Administration, and California State University, Northridge in Modern Middle Eastern History and a PhD in Modern Middle Eastern History and National Security Policy from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. His area of study is Shi`a representation in Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

  • National Security

Professional Highlights

2018

Associate Professor, National Security Affairs

Conducts seminars in Theater Security Decision Making at Naval War College ant Naval Postgraduate School. Ensures student requirement are met for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) I certification.
2016

Director, Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) School of Advanced Military Studies

Directed ASLSP, a two year academic program for senior service college selected military officers and inter-agency partners administered by the School of Advanced Military Studies. Led 16 senior service college military officer students and three faculty members in a yearlong academic program.
2014

Assistant Professor, Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program

Conducted seminars for a Master Degree granting program and Senior War College course on national Security Structures, Civil Military Relations, Regional Studies and Strategic Leadership
2009

Adjunct Professor Naval War College, College of Distance Education

Facilitated National Security Decision Making curriculum for Fleet Seminar Program. Conducted program with Joint Active Duty and Reserve Officers and and Inter-agency students in national security decision making, planning and regional studies.
2000

Deputy Commander 611 Air Operations Group

Commanded and directed administration, training and employment of 360-member Operations Group: Coordinated operational analysis, multi-source intelligence inputs, communication architecture and regional air defense under North American Air Defense (NORAD) Alaskan Region.

Education

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2012, History, Middle East

M.A., California State University, 2003, Modern Middle Eastern History

Professional, Air War College, 1994, Military History & Evolution of Strategic Thought; Regional Studies; Defense ResourceManagement; Defense Policy/National & International Security

Professional, Air Command & Staff College, 1989, Military History and Evolution of Strategic Thought; Regional Studies; Defense Resource Management; Defense Policy/National & International Security

M.P.A., Golden Gate University, 1980, Public Administration

M.S., College Of The Holy Cross, 1974, History

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News, Media, & Events

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Inaugural Stansfield Turner Lecture Series

Aug. 13, 2018
News Publication
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U.S. Naval War College Convocation: August 2018

Aug. 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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The Secret Sauce to Innovate in the Military: Make Doubt and Failure Fun

Jul. 25, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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