Thomas J. Cutler is a former petty officer second class and retired lieutenant commander who has been serving the U.S. Navy in various capacities for more than fifty years, including a combat tour in Vietnam and service in aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and patrol craft. The author of many articles and books, he is the Gordon England Chair of Professional Naval Literature at the U.S. Naval Institute and Distinguished Fleet Professor of Strategy and Policy with the Naval War College. He has received the William P. Clements Award for Excellence in Education as military teacher of the year at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Naval Literature, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, the Naval Institute Press Author of the Year Award, and the Commodore Dudley Knox Lifetime Achievement Award in Naval History.

Articles by Thomas J. Cutler


A Legacy of Naval Book Publishing

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2023
Since 1898, the U.S. Naval Institute’s book division has been producing works of lasting importance both to the Navy and to all who love naval history.
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Collisions at Sea

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2021
Despite the unique challenges that mariners face, there are practices that can significantly mitigate the risk of collision.

Books by Thomas J. Cutler