Stephen C. Fuller

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Steve Fuller is an associate professor for the Halsey Bravo Group Advanced Research Program at the U.S. Naval War College. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1989 as an Electronics Technician and retired in 2017 as a surface warfare officer at the rank of commander. He holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and is a 2011 distinguished graduate from the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies. He has served in operational tours as the Pacific Fleet maritime fires cell lead and future operations chief of plans for Operation Inherent Resolve.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Middle East
  • Military Technology
  • Surface Warfare
  • Wargaming
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, Halsey Bravo Research Group

War gaming combat operations in the CENTCOM AOR.

U.S. Naval War College CMOW/AAT

NAVCENT Fleet engagement team lead for the College of Maritime Operational Warfare (CMOW) Assist and Assess Team (AAT) supporting NAVCENT efforts to gain efficiency at the Operational Level of Warfare (OLW), as well as lead for CMOW’s Fires Cross Functional Team (CFT).

USS Kauffman (FFG 59)

Executive Officer

CNO SSG and College of Naval Warfare (CNW) student at the U.S. Naval War College

Director Fellow with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG). Member of the Halsey Alfa Research group while assigned as a student to USNWC.


Tomahawk/Surface Strike, Maritime Fires Officer and Afloat Planning Support Pacific (APSPAC) OIC.

USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)

Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer

Auburn University NROTC


USS Ford (FFG 54)


USS Sacramento (AOE 1)

Electrical Officer and Combat Information Center Officer (CICO).

Electronics Technician (ET2)

Completed the U.S. Navy nuclear power training pipeline before being accepted to the George Washington University (GWU) NROTC program.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2011, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., Auburn University, 2003, Mechanical Engineering

U.S. Naval War College, 2011, Joint Professional Military Education Two

AC&SC, 2009, Joint Professional Military Education One

B.S., George Washington University, 1996, Mechanical Engineering

Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
One Gold Star

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Four Gold Stars

Army Achievement Medal

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