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Bill Bunn, Ph.D.
Dr. Bill Bunn has been an assistant professor at the Joint Forces Staff College since 2021, educating national security professionals in the planning and execution of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operations.
Dr. Bunn retired in 2010 from the US Navy after a 20-year career as an intelligence officer. He became an instructor at the Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, where he taught Advanced Maritime Operational Intelligence to information warfare professionals. In this capacity, he taught the Joint and Naval Planning Processes to those enroute commands at the operational level of war.
While on active duty, Dr. Bunn served as head of advanced training for the Naval Intelligence schoolhouse in Virginia Beach, as well as the director of intelligence for the Surface Warfare Officer School Command in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to that tour, Dr. Bunn was an intelligence lead planner for major exercises for Joint Forces Command J7 in Suffolk, Virginia, responsible for the planning and execution of the intelligence portion of the Unified Endeavor series of exercises. He was the Staff Intelligence Officer for Commander, Carrier Air Wing Two, out of Lemoore, California, serving aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64), and has also served on the watch of the Naval Component Commander for Central Command, out of Manama, Bahrain.
Dr. Bunn received his Ph.D. in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He received his master’s degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and his bachelor’s in political science from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Bill and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 28 years and have raised six children together, two of whom still reside with them in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach. He’s on the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads chapter of the World Affairs Council, coaches his youngest’s flag football team, and plays the violin in his spare time.