Sean P. Henseler, J.D.

Deputy Dean College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Professor Henseler is the Deputy Dean for the College of Maritime Operational Warfare. While serving on active duty Henseler made multiple combat deployments to include Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired in 2009 as the Howard S. Levie Military Chair of Operational Law at the Naval War College.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Law
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Rules of Engagement


J.D., Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law

M.A., Naval War College, National Security Studies, President’s Honor Graduate

M.A., Georgetown University, National Security Studies

B.S., Babson College, Business Management

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Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal
3 awards

Navy Commendation Medal
3 awards

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Navy Achievement Medal

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Rochefort Group Workshop Series: Workshop Two

Aug. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Sims Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Back to Basics—Research Design for the Operational Level of War

Jun. 13, 2019
Naval War College Review
Article Publication

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