George "Bud" Baker, Ed.D., CAPT, USN (Ret.)
College of Distance Education | National Security Affairs
Dr. George “Bud” Baker works in the Naval War College’s College of Distance Education (CDE). Bud is a member of CDE’s National Security Affairs division. He also serves as liaison between the Naval War College and the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA), managing the JPME portion of the SEA curriculum and providing academic assistance where needed.
Retiring as a Navy Captain after 30 years of service, Bud holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy (1979), a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island (2000), a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College (2005), and a Doctor of Education from Northeastern University. Bud's dissertation, "Preparing Military Leaders: A Narrative Inquiry Exploring How Senior Enlisted Leaders Understand Their Learning as They Transition from a Technical Role to a More Strategic Leader Role," examined the learning strategies SEA students use in training and in educational situations.
Bud’s submarine career included two SSBN tours in the Pacific and two SSN tours in the Atlantic. His 38-month command tour on the USS SAND LANCE (SSN 660) included a 3-month Arctic deployment, a 6-month South American deployment, and an 8-month decommissioning in Bremerton, WA.
Bud’s shore duty assignments were on submarine Operational Staffs in Yokosuka, Japan, and in Bangor, WA. Bud also held instructor assignments at the Navy’s Command Leadership School (now NLEC) and at the Naval War College (NSA resident course).
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