James P. Murray
Director of Operations, Operational Level Programs
Maritime Staff Operators Course
Professor Murray is the Director of Operations for Operational Level Programs in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL). He has extensive operational level experience in service and joint operations in numerous geographic areas of responsibility.
Prior to joining the faculty of NWC, Professor Murray served as the Dean of Students and Registrar at the Naval War College. Before appointment to his current position, Professor Murray was an instructor assigned to teach the Maritime Staff Officers Course. In this capacity, he was responsible as lead for content and development of several course segments and sessions.
He attended the United States Naval Academy
, was commissioned upon graduation and was designated a Naval Aviator. He attended the U.S. Naval War College earning a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and joint professional military education (JPME-I). He received joint professional military education (JPME-II) from the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA. He is designated as a joint qualified officer (JQO).
Professor Murray completed numerous operational deployments in support of maritime operations and has served on several operational staffs including JTFs, JIATF, numbered fleet and a combatant command.
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