William S. Murray, Select One

Select Any

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Default Image


William S. Murray is a Professor and the Director of the Halsey Bravo research effort at the United States Naval War College. He joined the navy in 1983 immediately after graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Professor Murray served on, and qualified to command nuclear powered submarines. In 1994 he received a Master of Arts degree from the United States Naval War College. Prof. Murray has served on the Operations staff at the United States Strategic Command, and as a member of the faculty of the Naval War College's Strategic Research Department. He retired from the Navy in 2003.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Military Technology
  • Submarine Warfare
  • Weapon Systems

Professional Highlights


Director, Halsey Bravo Research Group


Co-Director, Halsey Bravo Research Group


Associate Research Professor, US Naval War College


Military Research Fellow, US Naval War College


Action Officer, J33 USSTRATCOM


Student, Naval War College


Submarine Department Head


Submarine Junior Officer

News, Media, & Events


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

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

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.