Steven R. Charbonneau

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired
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Professor Charbonneau is a professor of National Security Affairs (NSA) at the College of Distance Education. He joined the NSA resident faculty in 2009 and taught security strategies, with a focus on central command, national security strategies and the Middle East. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2012. He supported the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq from 2012 to 2013 as the Raytheon Team Lead for Professional Military Education and as a senior advisor to the Iraqi National Security Advisor’s Al Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies, working closely with OSC-I leadership, Iraqi senior leaders, UN Development Programme personnel, and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
  • Policy

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, College of Distance Education, U.S. Naval War College


Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College


Senior Advisor, Raytheon PME Academic Advisory Team, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq


Military Professor, National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College


USAF Officer

Commander of 68 EWS. Acquisition PM and Source Selection Team Chief for AMRAAM missiles. Combat missions in Operation DESERT STORM, supported DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STRIKE, and Iraqi Freedom. USAF Element Deputy Director at Army’s CGSC. Resident graduate of Navy CNC&S, USAF AWC, and AFSC.


M.A., Air War College, 2007, Strategic Studies

M.A., Naval War College, 1998, National Security & Strategic Studies

M.S., Central Michigan University, 1994, Administration

B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1984, Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Other Honors

Air War College
Non-Residence - 2003

Armed Forces Staff College
Residence - 1999

Joint Doctrine Air Campaign Course
Residence – 1998

Air Command and Staff College
Non-Residence - 1997

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