James L. Cook, M.A.

James L. Cook, M.A.

Associate Professor
National Security Affairs
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Jim Cook is an Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He specializes in Strategy, Military Force Planning and the Greater Middle East. He is the Coordinator for the NSA Final Exercise.  He is also an active participant in the Naval War College’s International Engagement program where he lectures on strategy and international security matters.
A recently retired Army Air Defense Artillery officer, Professor Cook is a 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, and a 2000 graduate of the Naval War College (College of Naval Command and Staff). He has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in Army tactical units located within the United States and Germany. Professor Cook served on the Army staff (G-8, Force Development) as the Theater Air and Missile Defense Systems Integrator, and was the Air Defense Artillery Colonels Assignment Officer at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. He was appointed as the US Army exchange officer at the United Kingdom’s Joint Services Command and Staff College where he received an M.A. in Defense Studies from King’s College London. Professor Cook also served as the Chief, Air and Missile Defense and Deputy G3 for the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, that included a deployment as the Deputy CJ3, CJTF-76, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Most recently, he served on the Regional Command-South staff in Kandahar, Afghanistan from March to May 2011.
 Professor Cook co-authored the article, "From National to Theater:  Developing Strategy" (Joint Force Quarterly, Issue 70, 3rd Quarter 2013).
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