Lieutenant Commander Claude Berube, U.S. Navy Reserve, teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy, was previously the Chair of the Naval Institute’s Editorial Board, and has written for Proceedings magazine. His most recent book is The Aden Effect (Naval Institute Press, 2012) and he coauthored A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution (Potomac Books, 2006).
Charles E. Brodine Jr. is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command and associate editor of its 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).
Jack Cheevers is the author of Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo (New American Library, 2013). A political science graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for 27 years. He and his wife, Kathleen Hope Matz, live in Oakland, California.
Michael D. Hull is a military historian and has contributed extensively to numerous magazines and the Eisenhower Center for Military Studies’ World War II Guide. He was a longtime newspaper reporter, copy editor, layout editor, news editor, columnist, feature writer, and book reviewer on both sides of the Atlantic. He has also published poetry and is a veteran of the British Army.
Chipp Reid is an award-winning reporter and editor, a licensed ship captain, a historian, and a veteran. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as baseball, international soccer, and international piracy. He is the author of Intrepid Sailors: The Legacy of Preble’s Boys and the Tripoli Campaign (Naval Institute Press, 2012). He now works in Washington, D.C., and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.
Scott S. Sheads is a ranger-historian at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. He is the author or coauthor of many books about the War of 1812 and the Chesapeake campaign, including The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) and The Chesapeake Campaign 1813–1815: Middle Ground of the War of 1812 (Osprey, 2014).