Thomas C. Baldwin

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Baldwin received the 2020 Weschler Award for Inspirational Teaching in recognition of superior professional competence, creative imagination and unbridled enthusiasm. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a bachelor’s in oceanography, he also holds a master’s in diplomacy from Norwich University and a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Baldwin is a career naval aviator with more than 2,500 flight hours in the SH-60B and MH-60R. Operational flying tours include deployments to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf in support of Operations' Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Diplomacy
  • Ethics
  • GWOT
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Technology
  • NATO
  • Oceanography


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

M.A., Norwich University, Diplomacy

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Oceanography

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External Memberships and Associations

Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) Pi II Class

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