Jon T. Sumida
Professor Emeritus

Jon Sumida is the author of three monographs [In Defence of Naval Supremacy: Finance, Technology, and British Naval Policy, 1889-1914 (1989/pb 1993), Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered (1997/pb 1998), and Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War (2008/pb 2011)], and editor of a volume of historical documents [The Pollen Papers: The Privately Circulated Printed Works of Arthur Hungerford Pollen 1901-1916 (1983)]. He has published twenty-five major articles, four of which have won prizes (three Moncado Prizes from the Society of Military History, and Naval History Author of the Year from the U.S. Naval Institute). Sumida has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Churchill College, Cambridge University. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College (2000), program chair of the Society for Military History Annual Meeting (2004), chair of the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee (2003-6), and Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory at the U. S. Marine Corps University (2004-6). Sumida currently is a visiting lecturer at the U. S. Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, Quantico, Virginia, and  Professor in the Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park. In April, 2007, the United States Army awarded Sumida the 'Outstanding Civilian Service' medal. He is at work on a monograph: The Quest for Reach: The Development of British Long-Range Gunnery and the Battle of Jutland and an anthology of articles (with Dr. Nicholas Lambert), The Structure of Naval Transformation in the Age of Fisher.  For more information, please visit the following link Jon Sumida Publications

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