Sam J. Tangredi, Ph.D.

Capt. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Sam J Tangredi Profile Image

Biography

Dr. Tangredi accepted the position of Professor of National, Naval and Maritime Strategy in the Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in October 2016. In May 2017, he took on additional responsibilities as head of the Institute for Future Warfare Studies. He has published 5 books, over 150 journal articles and book chapters, and numerous reports for government and academic organizations. He is a retired Navy Captain and surface warfare officer and naval strategist who held command a sea and directed several strategic planning organization.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Cold War
  • Deterrence
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security

Professional Highlights

2017

Director of Instiute for Future Warfare Studies

2016

Professor of National, Naval and Maritime Strategy, Center for Naval Wafare Studies

2015

Executive Director, Aegis Institute

Founding Executive Director of a start-up "think tank" focusing on naval program management, acquisition and shipbuilding.
2015

Editor of U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Cooperation

(Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015)
2013

Author of Anti-Access Warfare: Countering A2/AD Strategies

(Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013)
2008

Author of Futures of War: Toward a Consensus View of the Future Security Environment, 2010-2035

(Newport, RI: Alidade Press, 2008)
2008

Director, San Diego Operations, Strategic Insight LTD

Director of San Diego Operations for Strategic Insight, a planning-consulting firm headquartered in Arlington, VA specializing in projects of high risk and uncertainty. Areas of expertise at SI include long-range planning, international business development, and strategic communications.
2005

Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Navy International Programs Office

Established the Directorate responsible for initial planning and prioritizing Department of the Navy security cooperation efforts with allies and partner nations. Developed a quantitative planning methodology that links international programs to policy requirements.
2004

U.S. Defense and Naval Attache to the Hellenic Republic of Greece

1997

Head, Strategy and Concepts Branch, OPNAV (N513)

Education

Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1989, International Relations

M.A., Naval Postgraduate School, 1985, National Security Affairs, With distinction

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1978

Awards and Decorations

Numerous personal awards campaign and service medals
U.S. Naval

14 professional literature awards

U.S. Naval Institute Arleigh Burke Prize

U.S. Navy League Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement

News, Media, & Events

?

Breaking the Mold Workshop: October 2018

Oct. 24, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
?

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
?

Talk About Extremists, But Don’t Politicize the Debate

Mar. 02, 2018
Defense One
Article Publication

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.