Vego has been a professor of joint military operations at the college since 1991. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he obtained political asylum in the United States in 1976. He served for 12 years as a naval officer and four years as 2nd officer in the merchant marine. Vego holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History from George Washington University and is a licensed master mariner. He is the author of four books — “Soviet Navy Today”; “Soviet Naval Tactics”; “Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904–1914”; and “Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas” — and the textbook “Operational Warfare.” He has also published numerous articles and essays in various professional journals.