Alan J. Neff
College of Distance Education / NSDM
Professor Neff joined the military faculty of the National Security Decision Making Department in 2000. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2004 he joined the NSDM faculty in the College of Distance Education. While on active duty, Professor Neff served as an assault support and executive transport helicopter pilot in Hawaii, North Carolina, Virginia, Japan, California, and at sea. He held various assignments in aviation safety and operations and as a weapons and tactics instructor in the CH-53E. He served as an operational test director and Marine One advance officer, and held staff assignments with 3d Marine Division, 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Marine Forces Southwest Asia, and Coalition Forces Support Team, Marine Forces Somalia. He served as executive officer of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302, and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465; and as commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, Virginia from July 1997 to July 1999. Professor Neff holds a BA in International Studies from The Ohio State University, an MBA from Webster University, and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
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