Angus K. Ross, MA

Angus K. Ross, MA

JMO Professor
College of Distance Education | JMO
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Professor Ross is a retired Royal Navy Commander, currently teaching on the CDE Faculty at the US Naval War College in Newport RI. An Anti-Submarine Warfare specialist, he joined the Royal Navy in 1975 and, after completion of basic training, he served variously in HM Ships around the world, from 1976 until 1996, when he arrived in Newport. He taught initially on the resident Joint Military Operations Faculty from 1996-2000, where he gained the College’s Master of Arts Degree in 1998. Following his retirement from active duty in February 2000, Professor Ross and his family settled in the US, and he now lectures in the same discipline for the Naval War College's Distance Education program (CDE). Professor Ross has the following degrees:

M.A. - National Security and Strategic Studies (highest distinction), 1998
M.A. – European History, Providence College (with honors), 2005
B.S. – Marine Zoology & Oceanography, Exeter University (UK), 1979

He is now engaged in Ph.D studies in History, looking specifically at Great Britain’s naval transformation in the run up to the First World War. Professor Ross also teaches three electives at the College:

SE-524    - “NATO: Cold War Successes to Strategic Incoherence?”

WE-680 - “Steam, Armor, Weaponry and Speed: A Case Study in Naval Strategy and Transformation, 1870-1914.”
FE-526    - “A Critical Analysis of Air Power since World War One.”

Professor Ross is also an active member of the Eurasian Studies Group.

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