Master Instructor / Director
Maritime Staff Operators Course
Professor John Mangold joined the Naval War College faculty in September 2007 as the Director of the Maritime Staff Operators Course. His last military tour was with the Navy Warfare Development Command. Originally from Mays Landing, New Jersey he graduated from Temple University and was commissioned in 1986.
A career logistics officer, he served with 3d Supply Battalion and later assumed command of 3d Medical Logistics Company. Following his first tour on Okinawa, he was assigned to 2d Marine Division. There he served with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment and participated in Operations Keen Edge and Operations Desert Shield/Storm as a reinforced Mechanized Infantry Battalion and as a Battalion Landing Team of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). His next assignment was with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion where he supported Anti-Drug trafficking and other operations. He later assumed duties as Inspector-Instructor, Seattle. His next assignment was with G-3, 3d Force Service Support Group where he was designated an additional specialty as Plans Officer. Later, he assumed duties as Executive Officer, MEU Service Support Group-31 that participated in various deployments in the PACOM AO. On a no-notice deployment, he led the Military Survey and Liaison Team into the US Embassy, Kuwait to conduct a NEO of Americans during Operation Desert Fox. His command tour was with 4th Landing Support Battalion, Fort Lewis, WA.
His was designated a joint specialty officer and had joint assignments with the USPACOM, J4 during which he served as Coalition Logistics Officer, Chief Strategic Mobility Officer and Chief Logistics Exercises Planner. His other joint assignments were with Strategic Operations, Multi-National Forces-Iraq and Operations Officer for Civil-Military Operations in the US Embassy, Baghdad.
Professor Mangold holds a Master’s of Science degree in Systems and Business Management from Chapman University (1993) and a Master's of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College (2000). He is presently pursuing his doctorate degree at Liberty University. He completed Amphibious Warfare School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and later attended the Joint Forces Staff College.
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