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John Hattendorf Celebrates More Than 40 Years of Professional Excellence in Academia

Dr. Hattendorf was awarded the U.S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy

    NEWPORT, RI, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John Hattendorf has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 40 years of professional experience in academia, Dr. Hattendorf has been recognized as an Ernest J. King Professor Emeritus of Maritime History of the Naval War College since 2016, having been a professor since 1983, and an assistant professor and associate professor from 1977 to 1981. In addition to his primary roles, he served as the academic director of the Advanced Research Department from 1988 to 2003, chair of the Maritime History Department, and Director, Naval War College museum, 2003-2016, and he has served as a visiting professor of military and naval history with the National University of Singapore, 1981-83, and the German Armed Forces Military History Research Office, 1990-91.

Dr. Hattendorf began his career as a student at Kenyon College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. After service as a naval officer during the Vietnam War, he went on to study at the Munson Institute of America Maritime History, Mystic Seaport, in 1970, and he completed a Master of Arts with Brown University in 1971. He then studied at Pembroke College in the University of Oxford, earning a DPhil in modern history in 1979, and in 2016 he earned the higher Doctor of Letters degree in History from Oxford.

As a respected voice in the field of history, Dr. Hattendorf is affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the American Historical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Hakluyt Society, the Naval Order of the United States, and the Navy and Army Records Societies. He has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous articles and books, including "England in the War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-13," "Marlborough: Soldier and Diplomat," "Sailors and Scholars: The History of the Naval War College," "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History," "The Writings of Stephen B. Luce" with Rear Admiral John D. Hayes, and "On His Majesty's Service: Observations of the British Home Fleet from the Diary, Reports, and Letters of Joseph H. Wellings."

Throughout his career, Dr. Hattendorf has been recognized for his contributions, including having been awarded the U.S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy in 2016. In retirement, he remains active as a researcher and writer in the Naval War College's newly established John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research. He anticipates the publication in 2018 of three new books that he has edited: Charles XII: Warrior-King; To the Java Sea: The Letters and Diaries of Commander Henry E. Eccles, USN, 1940-42; and Putting Cargoes: The U.S. Navy at Gibraltar, 1917-19 by Vice Admiral Albert P. Niblack, USN.

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