Ronald J. Oard, Select One

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Associate Professor College of Distance Education
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Biography

A 1983 graduate of Purdue University and holds master's degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. He retired in 2009 after serving twenty-six years in the Navy. A nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer, he served aboard five ships, and most recently at sea as Executive Officer in USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44). Assignments include Steam Propulsion Instructor at Senior Officer Ship Material Readiness Course, Financial Policy Officer at Headquarters Staff, U.S. Transportation Command, and Professor of Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College. Currently a strategy professor in the College of Distance Education at the Naval War College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • WWII

Professional Highlights

2015

Naval War College

Assigned as Fleet Seminar Program Manager.
2009

Naval War College

Hired as an Associated Professor of Strategy in the College of Distance Education.
2002

Naval War College

Assigned as a Military Professor of Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department.
1999

U.S. Transportation Command

Assigned to TRANSCOM/J8 as a Financial Policy Officer.
1999

Naval War College

Earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies
1997

USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)

Assigned as Executive Officer.
1995

Newport, RI

Assigned as a Steam Propulsion Instructor to the Senior Officer Ship Material Readiness Course (SOSMRC). Qualified as a Master Training Specialist.
1993

USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)

Assigned as Operations Officer. Completed six month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.
1991

USS Long Beach (CGN 9)

Assigned as Electrical Officer. Completed six month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East, including Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR.
1990

Naval Postgraduate School

Earned a Masters of Science in Financial Management.

Education

MA, Naval War College, 1999, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1990, Financial Management

B.S.E., Purdue University, 1983, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

News, Media, & Events

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
Article Publication

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