Kendrick Kuo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Kuo, Kendrick


Kendrick Kuo is an assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the Naval War College. His research focuses on military effectiveness, innovation, strategy and operations, and civil-military relations. His current book project examines when and how military innovation can surprisingly undermine combat performance. Kuo holds a Ph.D. in political science from the George Washington University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Military Technology
  • National Security
  • Operational Warfare
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College


Received Ph.D. in Political Science from the George Washington University

Predoctoral Fellow

Predoctoral Fellow, Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, Texas A&M University

Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow

Morgenthau Fellow, Notre Dame International Security Center, University of Notre Dame


Ph.D., George Washington University

M.Phil., George Washington University

M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

B.A., George Washington University

Research Contributions and Publications

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