Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D.

Professor John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
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Biography

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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Areas of Expertise

  • Maritime History

Professional Highlights

2018

Ernest J. King Professor, Hattendorf Historical Center

2017

Ernest J. King Professor, Strategy and Policy Department

1974

Assistant Professor, Strategy and Policy Department

1973

Military Instructor, Strategy and Policy Department

1972

Military Instructor, Strategy and Policy Department

1971

Flag Lieutenant to the President, NWC

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Honor, Courage and Commitment

Jul. 08, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Battleship Mystery: One of the Navy's Last Battleships 'Big Guns' Exploded

May. 05, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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