Lieutenant W. Kirk Wolff is a surface warfare officer who served at sea aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). He is the recipient of the Thompson-Ravitz Award for Public Affairs Excellence and the Naval Academy Political Science Research Award. LT Wolff has published numerous articles on naval education, strategy, and foreign policy in Proceedings, USNI News, and with the Center for International Maritime Security.

Articles by W. Kirk Wolff

Comment & Discussion

QMCM Michael Toomey, USN (Ret.), LCDR Eric Hodson, USN (Ret.), ENS W. Kirk Wolff, USN
November 2018
Handling the Zumwalt-class Destroyer (See J. Lillie, pp. 70-72, October 2018) LIEUTENANT LILLIE'S ARTICLE on maneuvering the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) was very informative. He says the ship has two ...
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen

Rethinking the Naval Academy Curriculum

By Midshipman First Class W. Kirk Wolff, U.S. Navy
April 2018
If the U.S. Naval Academy’s curriculum were to be created today from scratch in a historical vacuum, the current course of study and requirements likely would be inverted. Rather than ...
The 2017 Naval History Conference "Military and Politics" engaged a packed audience at the U.S. Naval Academy's Alumni Hall on October 5.

Where Is the Military-Political Rubicon?

By Midshipman W. Kirk Wolff, U.S. Navy
November 2017
In my mind, this, then, begged the question: If every one of these titans of politics, industry, and the military are to be believed when they tell midshipmen and cadets ...
U.S. Navy (Shawn P. Eklund)

The Webb Controversy: What’s Right?

By William Brooks III, Midshipman Second Class Kirk Wolff, Lieutenant Andrea N. Goldstein, and Commander Michael Collins
May 2017
I deplore the arguments James Webb made in his November 1979 Washingtonian article, “Women Can’t Fight.” His misogynistic statements are indefensible in my eyes. In addition, it is unfortunate this ...