James Dalton, CDR
Maritime Advanced Warfighting School
COMMANDER JAMES DALTON, USN, joined the Naval War College faculty in August 2008 after completing a tour at Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN, NAS Oceana, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Missouri he attended Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, receiving his commission in 1988. Upon completing A-6E Intruder Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training, he reported to VA-36 onboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in support of Operation DESERT STORM. In 1993, he reported to the F-14 Training Squadron (VF-124) at NAS Miramar, California, for duty as a Flight Instructor. In 1995, he returned to sea duty with VF-11 aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) completing a deployment in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. In 1996, he reported to VX-9 at NAF Point Mugu, California, where he served as the Operational Test Director of the LANTIRN Targeting System and several other developmental weapon systems. In 1999, he joined VF-31 where he completed an additional deployment to the Middle East. Following his department head tour, Command Dalton reported to the staff of the Commander United States Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, Florida where he served as an action officer in the joint experimentation department. Following his joint tour, Commander Dalton reported to the Naval Personnel Command in Millington, TN where he served as Major Staff Placement. His NPC responsibilities included the placement of all “joint billets” worldwide outside the Pentagon. In August 2005, Commander Dalton reported to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, as a student, where he received a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. His teaching concentration is operational level planning.
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