Vol 12, Issue 3: About the Authors

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Christian Perkins
Water Scarcity, Conflict, and the U.S. Navy

Christian Perkins is a recent Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, in Political Science .  His paper on “Water Scarcity, Conflict, and the U.S. Navy” was the Domestic Category prize winning essay at the 55th Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference at Annapolis in 2015 with 150 delegates from 40 different nations.  He is completing an assignment as Field Organizer for the Democratic Party in Virginia for the 2015 State Senate Campaign.

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Scott Mobley
The Essence of Intelligence Work is Preparation for War: How “Strategy” Infiltrated the Office of Naval Intelligence, 1882-1889

Scott Mobley studies the political, economic, technological, and cultural influences that shaped naval history.  He recently earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His dissertation, “Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873-1898” examines how progressive values shaped intellectual and institutional developments within the U.S. Navy during the Gilded Age.  Mobley is a retired navy Captain.  He served thirty years as a surface warfare officer, commanding USS Boone (FFG-28) and USS Camden (AOE-2).

Timothy Walton

Timothy Walton
Eyes of the Ospreys:An Analysis of RAF Coastal Command’s Operational Research Section in Counter-U-Boat Operations

Timothy A. Walton is an independent scholar currently associated with the Alios Consulting Group, a defense and business strategy firm focusing on the Asia-Pacific and Latin America by providing expert assistance for strategic planning, defense studies, capture shaping, and market entry.  His article was developed while researching the papers of Russell J. Bowen at Georgetown University’s Booth Family Center for Special Collections..


Scott Reilly
Hector Bywater and William Honan:A Biographer’s Papers in the Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College

Scott Reilly, previously Archivist of the Naval Historical Collection, the archives and special collections of the U.S. Naval War College, is currently an archivist with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI.  Prior to joining the Naval War College in 2014, Mr. Reilly served as Senior Archivist at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Master’s in Information Studies, with a concentration in Archives and Records Management, from the University of Texas at Austin.

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