Captain John Moulton, USN (Ret.)

Deputy Director, The Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

John Moulton is Deputy Director of the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks. Prior to joining the Center, he served in the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician and Navy Diver, reducing the risk that the U.S., allies, and partner nations faced from explosive threats both at sea and ashore, including weapons of mass destruction, mines, and improvised explosive devices. He has commanded at all levels across the EOD and salvage communities; conducted operations in every U.S. geographic combatant commander area of responsibility; deployed throughout Southwest Asia and the Indo-Pacific; and, qualified as a political-military and naval strategist. In staff positions he has overseen joint-service EOD training; served as the service proponent for navy expeditionary forces, the Department of Defense EOD Technology & Training program, and non-lethal weapons; and, provided subject matter and regional expertise to commanders of joint task forces, fleets, and combatant commands, and the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in History and holds master’s degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the U.S. Naval War College.  He also served as the U.S. Navy Hudson Fellow at the University of Oxford’s St. Antony’s College and the Changing Character of War Centre.