Commander Melbourne is a naval intelligence officer on an exchange assignment in London, UK. He holds master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and diplomacy from the University of Norwich.

Articles by Wolf Melbourne


The Navy and Racial Justice: What We Owe

By Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
July 2021
If the Navy does not act with urgency on diversity initiatives, efforts such as Task Force One Navy will either fail or disappear into bureaucratic oblivion like each preceding effort.

Naval Intelligence’s Lost Decade

By Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
December 2018
Part of the Information Warfare Community for nearly ten years, naval intelligence has yet to exploit cutting-edge information technology. Naval intelligence needs to acquire and field cutting-edge systems that will ...

The Midway Story Is Incomplete

By Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
June 2017
It was a golden moment for naval intelligence, but it should not be its apex. “Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky ...
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Operating in an Age of Austerity

By Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
April 2015
First Prize, General Prize Essay Contest l Operations Concept 2010 (NOC10), is the latest iteration of a decades-old concept originally implemented to counter the large dispersed Soviet navy of the ...