Steve V. Engberg

Adjunct Professor College of Distance Education
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Steve V. Engberg is an adjunct professor in the College of Distance Education at the U.S. Naval War College. Engberg received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1999 and retired from active duty in 2021. During his time on active duty, he was a command pilot with over 2,000 flying hours in the T-37, T-38, AT-38B and F-16. He held staff positions at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea, was the commander of the 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and served as the deputy commander, 8th Operations Group, Kunsan Air Force Base, Republic of Korea.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare
  • Policy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, U.S. Naval War College

Educated joint officers in foreign policy analysis by examining theory and the influence of domestic forces on policy making.

Deputy Commander, 8th Operations Group

Directed all aspects of daily operations for organization of 230 Airmen. Ensured the combat readiness and supervised the professional development of 80 pilots and 150 support personnel.

Commander, 4th Fighter Squadron

Led a diverse team of 50 Airmen. Transitioned squadron operations and infrastructure from the F-16 to the F-35. Managed combat readiness of 26 pilots, 11 operations support personnel, and $2.6B in aircraft inventory assets.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2018, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., Air Command and Staff College, Distinguished Graduate, 2012, Military Operational Art and Science

M.B.A., American Miliary University, 2007

Squadron Officer School, 2005

B.S, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1999, Political Science

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