Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D.

Professor John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
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Craig L. Symonds is the Ernest J. King Distinguished Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College and Professor Emeritus at the U.S Naval Academy, where he taught for thirty years and served as a department chair. He is the author or editor of twenty-nine books, including “The Battle of Midway,” “Operation Neptune” and “World War II at Sea: A Global History,” all published by Oxford University Press. He is a recipient of the Roosevelt Prize, the Lincoln Prize, the Morison Prize and the Dudley W. Knox Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

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  • Maritime History

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Ernest J. King Professor, Hattendorf Historical Center


Ernest J. King Professor, Strategy and Policy Department


Assistant Professor, Strategy and Policy Department


Military Instructor, Strategy and Policy Department


Military Instructor, Strategy and Policy Department


Flag Lieutenant to the President, NWC

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