Gregory Clay

Gregory Clay

Adjunct Faculty


Gregory Clay has had over 25 years of experience serving in both Air Force and joint teaching, acquisition management, technology assessment, and military scientific research positions. He has served as the Joint Doctrine and Awareness Chair at the National Defense University’s College of Information and Cyberspace teaching senior leaders critical thinking, cyberspace strategy implementation, and the strategic impact of emerging technologies on military campaign planning. He specializes in military research and development management, strategy and planning, cyberspace and electromagnetic spectrum vulnerability assessment, acquisition project management, and information operations. He is Acquisition Professional Development Program level III certified in Program Management, Engineering and as a Science and Technology Manager. Additionally, he has held a US Merchant Marine License as a 3rd Assistant Engineer for Steam, Motor and Turbine vessels (Unlimited).


  • M.B.A, Technology Management, University of Phoenix
  • B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Air War College, Alabama
  • Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Virginia
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Development Program, Level III Certification, Program Management
  •  Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Development Program, Level III Certification, Science and Technology Manager
  •  Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Development Program, Level III Certification, Engineering


  • Information Strategy, social media analysis, cyber/ electronic warfare convergence, red teaming, influence operations, data analysis, cyberspace operations, military operations, air operations, operation assessment.


  • CPRM 830 Security Measures I
  • CPRM 850 Security Measures II
  • CPRM 890 Organizations, Change Management, and Leadership


  • Clay, G. (2016).  Advancing Federal Basic Research on Next-Generation Capabilities. Unpublished manuscript. National Defense University Press, Washington, DC.
  • Chen, J., & Clay, G. (2019, March). Attribution in Information Operations.
  • SOCOM 2019 Research Symposium hosted by the Joint Special Operations University and the Special Operations Research Association. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • Chen, J., Clay, G, Neville, R. (2020). Projecting Implication for Sovereignty in the Cyber Domain: What Can be Learned from the Maritime and Space Domains. (working title).