Vol. 14, Issue 1: About the Authors

Michael Crawford
Retirement Remarks

Following a yearlong fellowship editing historical documents at the Adams Papers Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Mike joined the Naval Heritage and History Command staff in 1982, retiring as Senior Historian of the Navy in 2017 after 35 years of serving as a naval historian.   During his time at NHHC be became head of the Early History Branch.  He wrote/edited fourteen books during his career.  He is especially proud of having edited several volumes in the Naval Documents of the American Revolution series.  In 2011, the Department of the Navy awarded him the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

CDR Kevin J. Delamer, USN (Ret.)
The Decisive Blow: the Anglo-French Naval Campaign of 1759

Commander Delamer spent over 26 years as a commissioned officer, serving as a helicopter pilot, staff officer, and professor during his career.  A native of New York, Commander Delamer settled in Maryland after retirement having completed numerous tours at NAS Patuxent River including matriculating at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, serving as the lead test pilot for the Presidential Helicopter Program, and as the lead propulsion and power engineer for all Navy and Marine Corps H-60 helicopters.  Operationally, he served in the Wyverns of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron TWELVE where he was recognized as the 1990 Pilot of the Year.  He served as a department head with the Black Knights of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron FOUR, and with the Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN staff.

Commander Delamer has also completed numerous staff tours including service with NASA’s National Rotorcraft Technology Center, and Commander, Naval Forces, Central Command in Bahrain.  While stationed in the Middle East, he was the Director of Political-Military Affairs, advising the Vice Admiral commanding on developments in the region. He was subsequently chosen as the Executive Assistant to the Admiral.  He completed his career serving as a Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he also served as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Naval War College.

Scott D. Wagner
Why There Was No Privateering in the Spanish-American War

Scott D. Wagner is pursuing his undergraduate degree in history at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He spent the summer of 2016 interning in the History and Archives Division at Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. Scott is currently working on his senior thesis, which investigates the social and ideological aspects of privateering during the American Revolutionary War.

Paul Renard
The First Class at RAF No. 31 Radio School: August to September, 1941

Paul Renard, PhD, is a faculty member at the George Washington University
School of Medicine and former faculty at Virginia Tech.  After a thirty-five
year career in telecommunications and defense consulting, he succumbed to
his passion for 19th century history and began writing about the American
Civil War, Army officer education, and African-American soldiers.  Along with teaching, Paul is CEO of a Defense-related strategy formulation business and is starting to think what life would be like if he retires.  He and his spouse live in Northern Virginia, but they spend as much time in French speaking places as they can manage.

J. Tomney
Inside the Archives: Sons of the Commander in Chief: The Roosevelt Boys in World War II

J. Tomney is a volunteer at the FDR Presidential Library.

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