Milan Vego, Dr

Milan Vego, Dr

R.K. Turner Professor of Operational Art
JMO Professor
Joint Military Operations
(401) 841-6483


Born in Capljina, Herzegovina; left former Yugoslavia in July 1973; political asylum in February 1976 in the United States; US citizen since April 1984. Graduate of the former Yugoslav Naval Academy (Class 1961); B.A. in Modern History, University of Belgrade (1970); M.A. in Modern History, University of Belgrade (1973) (U.S. History/Latin American History); Master Mariner's License (1973; validated in Germany); Ph.D. in European History, the George Washington University (1981). Served as a line officer in the former Yugoslav Navy (1961-1973); Third and Second Mate (Deck) on board West German ships (1973-1976); dishwasher/cleaner and steward in various restaurants/hotels (1976-1977); clerical work at the National Archives Suitland, MD/Washington, DC (1977-1979); free-lance writer and lecturer (1979-1991); adjunct professor, the George Washington University (1984): Visiting Fellow, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), Alexandria, VA (1985-1987); Research Fellow, Foreign Military Studies Office (formerly Soviet Army Studies Office, U.S. Combined Arms Center, Ft. Leavenworth, KS (1987-89); Adjunct Professor at the Defense Intelligence College, DIA (1985-1991) and at the War Gaming and Simulation Center, National Defense University (1988-1991); Since 1991 Professor of Operations, JMO Department, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI; tenured professor since 2001.


  • Soviet Navy Today (London: Arms & Armour Press, 1986).
  • Soviet Naval Tactics (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1992)
  • Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-1914, (London: Frank Cass, 1996)
  • Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas (London: Frank Cass, 1999; 2nd revised edition, 2003)
  • Operational Warfare (Newport, RI: Naval War College, September 2000).
  • The Battle for Leyte 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations and Execution (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006)  Joint Operational Warfare: Theory and Practice  (Newport, RI: Naval War College, 2007; U.S. Government Printing Office, reprint September 2009)
  • Operational Warfare at Sea: Theory and Practice (London: Taylor & Francis, Routledge Publishing Group, February 2009; paperback, 25 August 2010).
Articles/Essays: About 340 articles published in various professional journals.


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