Lt. Col Douglas G "Lucky" Luccio

Managing Director, Military Fellows Program


Lieutenant Colonel Luccio is an Assistant Professor at Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), National Defense University (NDU), Norfolk VA, where he serves as military faculty for the Joint Combined Warfighting School (JCWS).  He teaches fundamentals of unified action, theater campaign planning, planning in crisis, command and control, and the Gettysburg elective.  His students earn a 10-credit master’s certificate in operational planning.

Lieutenant Colonel Luccio was commissioned 7 Jan 1994 through the USMC Platoon Leaders Corps (PLC) program and was subsequently designated as a Field Artillery Officer.  He has served as an operations officer at the battalion (2nd Bn 11th Marines, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, and Officer Candidates School), brigade (1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade) and corps level (I Marine Expeditionary Force).  He has six deployments to include; three Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEU-SOC) (Europe/Africa and Eastern Pacific), two combat deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.  His last two deployments he served as the senior military advisor to an Iraqi National Police Brigade and Afghan National Army Brigade.

LtCol Luccio has completed the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College. He has additional MOS specialties as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), Military Advisor and Joint Qualified Officer (JQO). He holds a Marine Corps Martial Arts Black-Belt and has novice language skills in French, Arabic and Dari/Farsi. His research paper at Air War College “the Godfather Doctrine” evaluated USMC military advisor training effectiveness. He holds a BS in Speech Communications (Oregon State University), Executive Master’s in Leadership (Georgetown) and MA in National Strategy (Air War College, Air University). He is currently pursuing his EdD in Organizational Leadership (George Washington University).