J. Ross Dancy is an associate professor in the Joint Military Operations Department and co-director of the graduate certificate in maritime history. His research examines naval administration, policy, and manpower as well as the veterans returning home from war. He is the co-founder and co-editor for the University of Massachusetts Press’s monograph series Veterans. His first monograph was runner-up for the Society for Nautical Research’s prestigious Anderson Medal. As a U.S. Marine infantryman, he served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Professor Dancy holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, as well as degrees from the University of Exeter and Appalachian State University.