Sean P. Henseler, J.D.

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

Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Professor Henseler is the Director of Operations 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


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

Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
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