Lieutenant Andrea N. Goldstein, U.S. Navy Reserve, served on active duty from 2009 to 2016. She holds a BA in history from the University of Chicago, is a 2016 Pat Tillman Scholar, and is a master’s degree candidate in international relations at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her article in this issue won first prize in the 2016 Naval History Essay Contest.
Hill Goodspeed is historian and artifact-collection manager at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. A recipient of the 2014 Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature, he is the author or editor of five books and has contributed to two others, including U.S. Naval Aviation (Universe, 2001).
Jonathan L. Hoppe is the digital assets administrator at the U.S. Naval Institute. Before he turned to library and information sciences as a profession, he was active in the world of museums, history, and art conservation and restoration. He still researches and restores antiques in his spare time.
Carl LaVO is a frequent Naval History contributor and the author of four nonfiction books for the Naval Institute Press concerning submarine warfare, including Slade Cutter: Submarine Warrior (2003) and The Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene Fluckey (2011). He is a retired managing editor of the Calkins Media chain in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Christopher P. O’Connor is an independent historian who lives in Southwest Virginia. He is the author of Taranto: The Raid, The Observer, The Aftermath (Dog Ear Publishing, 2010). He twice presented papers at the McMullen Naval History Symposium held at the U.S. Naval Academy. A graduate of Union College, he earned an MBA from Northwestern University.
John F. Wukovits is the author of nine books about World War II, including Devotion to Duty: A Biography of Admiral Clifton A. F. Sprague (Naval Institute Press, 1995); Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack (DaCapo Press, 2015); and For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (St. Martin’s Press, 2013).
Commander Alan D. Zimm, U.S. Navy (Retired), works in the Strike Systems Analysis Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Zimm won the U.S. Naval Institute’s 1999 Arleigh Burke Essay Contest and is the author of Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions (Casemate, 2011).