Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research

The John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research serves as a central resource for naval history matters, from exploration and theory to strategy and operations.

Director, Hattendorf Center

About the Hattendorf Historical Center

The Hattendorf Historical Center within the College of Leadership and Ethics is a place of original research in maritime and naval history that develops new historical insights in support of the College’s mission and its national and international outreach.

For the Hattendorf Historical Center, maritime history is about more than just the past; knowing what happened explains the present and raises critical questions and insights about what remains the same and what is different for the future.

The output of the Hattendorf Historical Center is also of significant value to the U.S. Naval War College. As a central resource for the whole College, its members actively contribute to many of the College’s courses and activities and act as a constant source of advice.

Enriching the Curriculum

Preparing for the future often means exploring where we’ve been; many of our core and foundation courses cover crucial aspects of military history. U.S. Naval War College (NWC) also offers an array of electives, which change from term to term, many of which take a deeper dive into the past. For example, you may find classes that focus on the American Civil War or the life of George Washington.

Inspiring Research: The Edward S. Miller Fellowship

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