Michael F. Pavkovic, Ph.D.

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Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Professor Michael F. Pavkovic currently serves as Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department and the Vice Admiral William Ledyard Rodgers Professor in Naval History at the College. He received his B.A. in History and Classics from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He has presented papers at national and international conferences and has also published a number of articles, book chapters, and reviews on topics relating to ancient, early modern, and Napoleonic military history. He is co-author of What is Military History? (Polity Press, 3rd edition, 2017). He is currently writing a book on sea power in the ancient world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe


Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991, History

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1981, History and Classics

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
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Dominate the Information Domain: Synchronize Strategy and Cyber Efforts

Oct. 15, 2018
Cyber Dominance: Controlling Your Fate in Cyberspace
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