Thomas Fedyszyn, Ph.D.
National Security Affairs
Thomas R. Fedyszyn has been a member of the Naval War College faculty since 2000 and also serves as the Chair of the Europe-Russia Studies Group. He received a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in Political Science while on active duty. His 31-year naval career included military assignments as the U.S. Naval Attaché to Russia and two tours at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. A former surface warrior, he commanded the USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS William V. Pratt (DDG 44). He was a principal contributor to both the Lehman-era Maritime Strategy and NATO's Strategic Concept (1991) following the Cold War. As a leader within the Partnership for Peace Consortium, he has participated in a number of initiatives aimed at improving defense planning and military education in eight nations over the past years. His current initiatives are in developing professional military education in Georgia and Azerbaijan. He has developed recognized expertise in maritime strategy, NATO and the Russian navy. His most recent article, “Saving NATO: Renunciation of the Article V Territorial Security Guarantee”, is in the Summer 2010 issue of Orbis. His current research interest is the future of the Russian Federation Navy.
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