Capt. Jamie McGrath is an adjunct professor in the College of Distance Education. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer in 2019 after 29 years of service. Passionate about using history to inform today, his area of focus is U.S. naval history from 1919 to 1945 with an emphasis on the interwar period. He holds a Bachelor's in history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Master's in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master's in military history from Norwich University. He also serves as the deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia Tech.