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Claude Berube

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Executive Director, U.S. Naval Academy Museum and Assistant Professor, Department of History

    Full Biography

    Claude Berube wrote his doctoral dissertation on the Navy during Andrew Jackson's presidency . He was a 2004 Brookings Institution LEGIS Fellow and a 2010 Maritime Security Studies Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He has worked on political campaigns and on Capitol Hill for two U.S. Senators and a Member of Congress. He was an analyst and team leader at the Office of Naval Intelligence and a defense contractor for Naval Sea Systems Command and the Office of Naval Research.

    He has taught as both a military officer and civilian at the United States Naval Academy in the Political Science and History Departments where his courses included American Government, Terrorism, Campaigns & Elections, Intelligence & National Security. Maritime Security Challenges, Naval History, and Emergent Naval Warfare. He retired as a commander from the  U.S. Navy Reserve. He was mobilized as an intelligence officer several times serving in Europe, Guantanamo Bay, and to the Persian Gulf in 2004-2005 with Expeditionary Strike Group Five. He is a contributing editor at War on the Rocks. He serves as Director of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum and is the host of the naval history podcast "Preble Hall".

    His books include: "Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism & Waterborne Risks," "Congress: Games & Strategies," "A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution," "On Wide Seas: The US Navy in the Jacksonian Era" as well as the novels "The Aden Effect," "Syren's Song," and recently "The Philippine Pact." His book on Admiral Hyman G. Rickover's papers, "Rickover Uncensored," will be released this fall. He was the 2018 recipient of The Navy League's Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement.