Ross M. Coffey

Military Professor National Security Affairs
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
Ross M Coffey faculty photo


Lt. Col. Ross Coffey joined the National Security Affairs Department in August 2020. Commissioned in 1994 as an infantry officer, he is a veteran of combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and operational deployments in Kosovo and Mali. He has led and commanded infantry formations as a company grade officer and as a Lt. Col. He most recently served as a joint operations planner in the U.S. Africa Command Directorate of Strategy, Engagement and Programs and previously served on the staff and faculty of the U.S. Military Academy.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • COIN
  • HA/DR
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Peace Operations
  • Security Cooperation
  • United Nations

Professional Highlights


Joint Operations Planner, U.S. Africa Command (to include seconded service to the United Nations in Mali)


Chief of Military Training, U.S. Military Academy


Centrally-selected Transition Team Commander, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division


M.M.A.S., U.S. Command and General Staff College, 2006, Military Arts and Sciences

M.S., Central Michigan University, 2004, Administration and Human Resources

B.S., U.S. Military Academy, 1994, Mathematics

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