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Paul A. Povlock

Paul A. Povlock

JMO Professor
Joint Military Operations
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PROFESSOR PAUL A. POVLOCK is a faculty member of the Joint Military Operations Department.  He joined the department in 2004 while on active duty.  He retired from active service in 2009 at which time he joined the faculty as an Associate Professor.  His sea tours included duty on USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) (GOLD), USS Richard B. Russell (SSN-687), USS Albuquerque (SSN-706), USS Philadelphia (SSN-690), and command of USS San Francisco (SSN-711). Significant shore tours included service on the Joint Staff as the Navy Branch Chief of the Reconnaissance Operations Division (J38), at Central Command Headquarters as the Chief of Effects Synchronization & Plans of the Strategic Effects Division (J5), and as an Instructor at the Naval Academy.  A 1984 graduate of the Naval Academy, he also holds Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy, 1984.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, 1985.

M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Naval War College, 1997

PhD candidate from University of Salve Regina.

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