Timothy T. Urban

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
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A Professor of Strategy and Policy and manager of the CNO’s Professional Reading Program, Tim is a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School with a concentration international security studies and international organizations. In 2011, he reported to the VAW-115 “Liberty Bells” in Japan, serving as the Commanding Officer until July 2013. As a career naval aviator, Tim has over 3,900 flight hours and has served as a Strategy Officer and Branch Chief at USNORTHCOM, a Federal Executive Fellow at the RAND Corporation, and as a flight instructor.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • COIN
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Counterterrorism
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • HA/DR
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Latin America
  • Peace Operations
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, USNWC


Federal Executive Fellow, RAND Corporation


Commanding Officer, VAW-115


Branch Chief, NORAD and USNORTHCOM


Department Head, VAW-117


Ph.D., The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Candidate

M.A., The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Law and Diplomacy

M.A., Air Command and Staff College, Military Operational Art and Sciences

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, English

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