Colonel Jeff Hannon joined the NWC faculty in 2018 from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy where he served as a strategic plans advisor, working with five of the nine Combatant Commands as well as Combined Forces Command (Korea). Previously, Colonel Hannon was the Chief for the U.S. Army’s Strategy, Concepts, and Doctrine Division. His deployed experience includes service as the G5/Chief of Plans for the U.S. Army’s Second Infantry Division in Korea, Senior Plans Advisor for the Baghdad Operational Command in Iraq, plans officer for Multi National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) and Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), and civil military operations officer during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR (Bosnia). Colonel Hannon was a Fellow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program and a Counterterrorism Fellow at the College of International Security Affairs. His education includes B.A.s in History and Political Science from Mercer University, an M.A. in Operational Planning from the U.S. Army’s School for Advanced Military Studies, and an M.A. in Strategic Security Studies from The National Defense University. Jeff and his wife, Katherine, a psychotherapist, have five children, four boys and a girl ranging in age from 15 to 25.
Defense strategy and policy; military service institutional strategy; military and interagency planning; and judgment, decision making, and forecasting.
Areas of interest include Korea and Iraq