Gary J. Ohls, Col, USMC (Ret) | Ph.D.

Gary J. Ohls, Col, USMC (Ret) | Ph.D.

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Gary J. Ohls currently serves as Professor of "Joint Maritime Operations" in the Naval War College Program at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California. He is also on the adjunct faculty of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Professor Ohls received a Ph.D. in History from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, holds three Masters Degrees, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Professor Ohls has previously taught at Texas Christian University and served as Associate Professor of Naval Science and Marine Officer Instructor with the Naval ROTC unit at the University of Colorado. 
Prior to his current assignment, Professor Ohls served as a member of the Maritime History Department at the Naval War College in Newport. During this period, he also assisted the Director of the Naval War College Museum in a variety of roles including the preparation of exhibits and conducting lectures. Professor Ohls has published one book and numerous articles and book chapters on defense related subjects. Professor Ohls has presented various lectures to both professional and public groups on a variety of subjects related to naval and military history and operations. 
Colonel Ohls served thirty-six years in the United States Marine Corps including duty as an enlistedman, regular officer, reserve officer, and reserve officer on active duty. During this service, he performed in both command and staff positions at various locations worldwide and at sea. Additionally, he has worked in management positions with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Aerospace Corporation.
He is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Monterey Peninsula program.

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