Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy, is a naval aviator currently serving in the Pentagon. He is a research student in War Studies with King’s College, London, and the editor of the recent Naval Institute Press book 21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era.
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 Historial Center, 2007) and Against All Odds: U.S. Sailors in the War of 1812 (Naval Historical Center, 2004).