G. Jeffrey Fullerton

G. Jeffrey Fullerton

Associate Professor
College of Maritime Operational Warfare | Operational Level Programs
(401) 841-7476


Professor Fullerton is on the Faculty of the Maritime Staff Operators Course, within the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL), lecturing on joint/navy concepts and doctrine, Maritime Operations Center concepts and practices, the Navy Planning Process, operational art, operational command and control, maritime domain awareness, foreign humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, operational assessment, and joint fires/targeting among other topics.  His research interests include maritime command and control, foreign humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, piracy, integrated air/missile defense (BMD), surface warfare and strategic/operational leadership.
Professor Fullerton remained on the NWC faculty after retiring from active duty with over 29 years of service as a Surface Warfare Officer, in December 2007. He served as a Military Professor and Director of the Intermediate Level (JPME-I) Course, in the Joint Military Operations Department, U.S. Naval War College from April 2006-October 2007. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University in 1978, and was commissioned through the NROTC Scholarship Program. He is a 1995 graduate of U.S. Naval War College earning a Master Degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. He is a designated Joint Specialty Officer (JSO), a Navy Master Training Specialist and holds sub-specialties in Naval/Mechanical Engineering; Joint Operations and Plans; Education & Training Management and West European Affairs.
His at-sea assignments include: Damage Control Assistant in USS PAUL REVERE (LPA-24); Main Propulsion Assistant in USS STERETT (CG-31); Operations Officer in USS DURHAM (LKA-114); Engineer Officer in USS COPELAND (FFG-25); Material Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron SEVEN deployed aboard USS RANGER (CV-61) and USS MISSOURI (BB –63). He was C.O. of USS AFFRAY (MSO-511), USS ADROIT (MSO-508) and USS LEADER (MSO 490) during Operation Desert Storm.  He served as Commanding Officer of USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61) and commanded USS ANTIETAM (CG-54), serving as Air Defense Commander (ADC) for USS Carl Vinson Strike Group, and ADC/SCC for CTF-70 combined CSG/ESG Task Force, and RADC for combined CSG operations in 7th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
                Professor Fullerton has served as a Personnel Exchange Program Instructor at HMS SULTAN-Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in Gosport, England; served as a Joint Plans Officer based at U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL; served as PCO Leadership Instructor at the Command Leadership School in Newport, RI and Director, Department Head Training, Surface Warfare Officers School Command; as Director, Engineering Training and Assessments, Afloat Training Group Pacific; and as Deputy Commander, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, CA. 
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit(gold star), Bronze Star with Combat “V” device, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (four gold stars), Navy Commendation Medal (gold star), the Combat Action Ribbon and a number of other unit awards and service ribbons.

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