Nicholas Murray, D.Phil., F.R.Hist.S.

Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Nicholas Murray is the author of four books. “The Rocky Road to the Great War” on the development of trench warfare, and translations (with commentary) of three of Clausewitz’s writings: “Napoleon's 1796 Italian Campaign”; “Napoleon Absent, Coalition Ascendant: The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 1”; “The Coalition Crumbles, Napoleon Returns: The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 2.” He is a leading proponent of war gaming within professional military education, and he has advised the Office of Secretary of Defense on its integration within DoD schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Military Theory
  • Wargaming
  • WWI
  • WWII


D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2007, Modern History (British and European)

M.St., University of Oxford, 2007, European History

BA.Hons., King's College London, War Studies

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Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award

Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award

US Army CGSC Educator of the Year for History in 2013

Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

Other Honors

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

External Memberships and Associations

Royal United Services Institute

Society for Military History

Royal Historical Society

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