Steven Kornatz, Select One

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Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
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Biography

Professor Kornatz was commissioned upon graduation from the USNA in May 1980 where he earned a BS in Mathematics. After flight training he was assigned to squadrons on both coasts making deployments to the WESTPAC, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf. Additionally, he conducted operational flight testing of Navy aircraft, did staff tours in the White House and Pacific Fleet, commanded VC-8 (flew the A-4 and H-3), completed two tours in Iraq (2004 - CPA and 2008-9 Al Asad Air Base), earned an MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California, earned an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from NWC, and was NWC graduate, faculty member, and department chairman.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil War
  • Maritime History
  • Military Planning
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights

2015

Director, Operational Level of War Programs at NWC

2010

Operational Level of War Programs Faculty Member at NWC

Hired to teach MSOC, ELOC, and MOPC
2010

CAPT, USN Retired

Retired after 30 years on active duty (Navy pilot)
2008

CO, Al Asad Airbase, Iraq

AAB CO 2008-2009
2007

Director, Naval Command College at NWC

2005

Chairman, Joint Military Operations Directorate at NWC

2004

Senior Advisor to Iraqi Miniter of Science and Technology

Worked in Coalition Provisional Authority and following transition of sovereignty, in the US Embassy to Iraq
2002

Faculty member, Joint Military Operations Directorate at NWC

1999

Air Boss (Air Operations Officer) in USS Essex, Sasebo Japan

1997

CO, VC-8 Redtails in Roosevelt Roads, PR

Flew A-4 Skyhawk and H3 Sea King

Education

M.A., Naval War College, 1995, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., University of Southern California, 1989, Systems Management

B.S., US Naval Academy, 1980, Mathematics

Research Contributions

Researched, developed, and co-teach a JPME elective: Operational Warfighting in the Maritime Domain

Researched, developed, and co-teach a JPME elective: Yankees and Rebels at Sea

News, Media, & Events

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Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication
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Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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