Stuart D. Furner

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Col., U.S. Army
Stuart D. Furner faculty photo


U.S. Army Col. Stuart D. Furner is the director of the Army Element at the U.S. Naval War College and joined the Joint Military Operations faculty in September 2019. He was commissioned as an infantry officer from the U.S. Military Academy and has served in a variety of infantry, command and staff positions during his career including joint and multinational assignments. He holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy in international relations, an M.S. degree from Long Island University in counseling and leadership development and an M.A. degree from the U.S. Naval War College in national security and strategic studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Ground Warfare
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • Operational Warfare
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Command Inspector General

Command Inspector General for the Massachusetts National Guard.

Recruiting Battalion Commander

Commander of the US Army's New England Recruiting Battalion headquartered at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.

Deputy Commander, Regional Support Command-North

Deputy Commander for Regional Support Command North, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, a brigade-level command operating in the nine provinces of Northern Afghanistan.

Military Faculty, United States Naval War College

Military Professor, Joint Military Operations Department, Naval War College.

J3, Counterinsurgency Center for Excellence, Multi-National Force-Iraq

Operations officer for the Counterinsurgency Center for Excellence, Multi-National Force-Iraq.

Staff Officer, 3rd US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Infantry Battalion Executive Officer and Regimental Operations Officer, 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).


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

M.S., Long Island University, Counseling and Leadership Development

B.S., U.S. Military Academy, International Relations

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal
One Oak Leaf Cluster

Meritorious Service Medal
Two Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal
Two Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal
Three Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

National Defense Service Medal
One Bronze Star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon
With Numeral 2

NATO Medal (Non-Article 5)

Ranger Tab

Expert Infantryman Badge

Parachutist Badge

Air Assault Badge

Other Honors

Order of Saint Maurice
National Infantry Association

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