Ryan G. Vest

Military Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Ryan Vest is a military professor in the Russian Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the War Studies Department at King’s College London, where his research is focused on Russian maritime strategy and policy. He previously served as a naval aviator, accruing more than 2,500 hours in the SH-60F, HH-60H and MH-60S.

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Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • HA/DR
  • Russia
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights


CMOW C6F Action Officer


Affiliate Faculty Russia Maritime Studies Institute


M.A., US Naval War College, 2015, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., US Naval Academy, 2001, Systems Engineering

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