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

Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Nicholas Murray holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford. He is the author of two published books: “The Rocky Road to the Great War” and a co-translation with commentary of Carl von Clausewitz’s writings: “Napoleon's 1796 Italian Campaign.” He has two more books of Clausewitz's historical writing due out in 2020 and 2021 respectively and is currently working on the Archduke Charles' theoretical and historical writing as part of another book project. He is a leading proponent of the use of war gaming within professional military education (PME), and he has advised the Office of Secretary of Defense on the integration of war gaming within DoD schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Europe
  • Ground Warfare
  • Military Theory
  • Wargaming
  • WWI
  • WWII


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

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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

External Memberships and Associations

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Royal United Services Institute

Society for Military History

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