Navy Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong is an active duty naval aviator who has served tours as a search-and-rescue and special-warfare pilot and as an advanced helicopter flight instructor. He holds an MA in military history from Norwich University, and his articles have appeared in Proceedings, Defense & Security Analysis, and Strategic Insights.
Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Claude Berube is an adjunct professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy and the coauthor of Congress: Games and Strategies (Atomic Dog Publishing, 2007) and A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution (Potomac Books, 2005).
Claude R. ""Red"" Canup was a journalist from Anderson, South Carolina, who served as a U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondent during World War II. He passed away in 1999. His daughter, Linda Canup Keaton-Lima, received her PhD in education from Clemson University and worked in public education for 35 years. Her upcoming book containing her father's unpublished dispatches is titled War Is Not Just for Heroes.
Carl LaVO, assistant managing editor of the Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Courier Times, is the author of three books on World War II submarine warfare, all published by the Naval Institute Press: Back from the Deep (1998); Slade Cutter: Submarine Warrior (2003); and The Galloping Ghost (2008). He is working on his fourth, a biography of Vice Admiral Allan R. McCann, tentatively titled Pushing the Limits.
Edward J. Marolda, former senior historian of the Navy, has written or edited 11 books on the modern history of the U.S. Navy, including The U.S. Navy in the Korean War (2007) and, with Robert J. Schneller, Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War (2001), both published by the Naval Institute Press.
Charles Neimeyer, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, is the director and chief of Marine Corps History at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. His publications include The Revolutionary War (Greenwood Press, 2007) and On the Corps: USMC Wisdom from the Pages of Leatherneck, Marine Corps Gazette and Proceedings (Naval Institute Press, 2008).
Captain Robert C. Peniston (Retired) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946 as a member of the class of 1947. During his 30-year Navy career, he served ten sea tours in nine ships and seven shore tours. Highlights include serving in the New Jersey (BB-62) as ensign and captain, a short stint as aide to Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz in 1957, and as navigator of the presidential yacht Williamsburg (AGC-369).
John Prados is a senior fellow with the National Security Archive. His many books include William Colby and the CIA: The Secret Wars of a Controversial Spymaster (2009) and Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War (2009), both published by the University Press of Kansas.