Charles E. Brodine Jr. is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command and associate editor of the Command’s series The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. He is also a coauthor of Interpreting Old Ironsides: An Illustrated Guide to the USS Constitution (Naval Historical Center, 2007) and Against All Odds: U.S. Sailors in the War of 1812 (Naval Historical Center, 2004).
Colonel Glen Butler, U.S. Marine Corps, holds a master’s degree in military studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. A naval aviator, he commanded the Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and served two tours in Iraq with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169.
Captain Shannon R. Butler retired after 27 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy and completed her Ph.D. in history at the University of Arizona in 2008. She is the author of several articles and book chapters dealing with Soviet-American relations during the Cold War, and is currently working on an essay concerning the Port Chicago explosion of July 1944 and its effects on desegregation in the U.S. Navy.