Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy served as commanding officer on board the USS Patriot (MCM-7) and the USS Milius (DDG-69), and as commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron Three. He currently is a military professor and chair of the Joint Military Operations Department at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

Articles by Edmund B. Hernandez

guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65)

The Fundamental Naval Tactical Problem

By Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2022
Every Navy officer must understand and think critically and creatively about the fundamental naval tactical problem: how to apply the elements of naval combat to “attack effectively first.”
Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM-9) and USS Patriot (MCM-7) underway in the Sea of Japan

Don’t Kill the Navy Mine Countermeasures Triad

By Captain Edmund B. Hernandez, U.S. Navy
February 2019
Ultimately, decommissioning the MCM triad will bring an end to another era in the tortured history of Navy mine warfare, historically a low priority in maritime warfighting. Fortunately, the coming ...