Dr. Heath Brightman
Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice and Criminology
In my full-time civilian capacity, I am the director of the Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program and a professor in the College of Maritime Operational Warfare at the U.S. Naval War College. I also serve as the distinguished EMC Informationist Chair, an eight-year endowed appointment. From 2008-2016, I served as an associate professor, professor and director of applied research and analysis in the War Gaming Department of the War College. From 2000-2008, I served as a tenured associate professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Peter’s University. I also spent 10 years prior in federal law enforcement (1990-2000) with the U.S. Department of the Interior (National Park Service) and U.S. Secret Service (Newark, New Jersey field office).
As a fully-qualified cryptologic warfare officer, in my Navy Reserve career, I serve as commanding officer of the Navy Reserve, Tenth Fleet, Cryptologic Warfare Group Six (Fort Dix, New Jersey). I previously served as commanding officer of the Navy Reserve, Tenth Fleet, Cryptologic Warfare Group Six (Fort Devens, Massachusetts); as executive officer of the Navy Information Operations Command – Texas (Minneapolis Unit); and as a future operations planner (theater nuclear operations) and the Unit J7 (training officer) at Navy Reserve, U.S. European Command J3 Operations located at Fort Dix. I also served twice as commanding officer of Navy Reserve Security Force units located at Weapons Station Earle (Colts Neck, New Jersey) and Submarine Base New London (Groton, Connecticut).