Sean J. Carroll

Associate Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy Reserve, Retired
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Professor Carroll served as a naval flight officer aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Ashore, he taught and advised Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen as an assistant professor of naval science at Boston University. Prior to retirement as a commander in the U.S. Navy reserve component, he served with U.S. Central Command as a Levant planner, commanding officer of a unit that supports Commander, U.S. Forces Korea, executive officer of the reserve unit for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, and operations officer for a unit that supports NATO Allied Command Transformation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • HA/DR
  • Iraq
  • Joint Operations
  • Latin America
  • Operational Warfare
  • Syria

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, International Maritime Staff Officers Course (IMSOC)


US Central Command J5 Levant Planner


Associate Professor, Maritime Staff Officers Course (MSOC)


Commanding Officer, Navy Reserve US Forces Korea Det 102


Associate Professor, Joint/Combined Maritime Component Commander Course (JFMCC/CFMCC)


Executive Officer, Navy Reserve COMUSNAVSO/C4F


Assistant Professor, Joint/Combined Maritime Component Commander Course (JFMCC/CFMCC)


M.A., Boston University, 2000, International Relations

B.A., Boston College, 1989, History

Related Credentials

Joint Professional Military Education I, Naval War College

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