Dr. Logel is an Associate Professor in War Gaming Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He specializes in American history and the influence of military education and professionalization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898 (LSU Press, 2016).
Since joining the War Gaming faculty in 2011, he has focused his research on the use of historical methods in game analysis for gaining insights into maritime operational issues. Specifically, he has collaborated in qualitative research and analytical projects that have informed the Navy’s development of future naval warfighting concepts, Maritime Homeland Defense, Command and Control of forces in a Communications Degraded Environment, and the drafting of operational plans for emerging threats.
Additionally, Dr. Logel teaches the elective, “The Profession of Arms, Ethics, and Strategic Leadership in the Age of U.S. Grant,” a course that examines the career of Grant and applies those insights into contemporary leadership issues. From 2007 to 2011, he served as a Military Professor of Strategy and Policy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the college. He has taught both the Strategy and Policy course and the Strategy and War course, and continues to lecture for the College of Distance Education.
Prior to coming to Newport, Dr. Logel served twenty-one years as an Army officer. Commissioned through Army ROTC, he served in various Army Aviation assignments in Germany, the 10th Mountain Division, Korea, Afghanistan, the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and in Iraq. While on active duty, Dr. Logel taught in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy.
He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and holds a Ph.D. in History from Syracuse University.