Nicholas Murray, Ph.D.

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Biography

Dr. Murray received his doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. He is the author of "The Rocky Road to the Great War," and co-editor, commentator, and translator of Clausewitz’s history of Napoleon’s 1796 Italian Campaign. He also writes education policy for the OSD and uses wargaming as a tool for understanding history and teaching decision-making.

Areas of Expertise

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

Education

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

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Awards and Decorations

2017, Awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award for my role in shaping defense education policy since 2013. This is the highest award offered by the OSD to non-career civilian employees.

2014, Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award for excellence in teaching, supervising multiple award winning student theses, and for my work reforming Army Professional Military Education to improve the development of strategists.

2013, Educator of the Year for History in 2013, and nominees for educator of the year for US Army CGSC

2013, Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2013 for my role in successfully turning around and revising the Master’s Degree Program in History.

External Memberships and Associations

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Royal United Services Institute

Society for Military History

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Commitment

Jul. 22, 2019
News Publication

Defend Forward: 2019 Critical Infrastructure War Game

Jul. 25, 2019
8:00 a.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

How the Russian Orthodox Church Influences Russia's Behavior

Jul. 08, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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