John B. Hattendorf, DPhil., DLitt.

Title: Ernest J. King Professor Emeritus of Maritime History
 
Company: Naval War College
 
Location: Newport, Road Island,
United States

 
 
 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • Academia de Marinha (Portugal; Foreign Associate Member, Maritime Hist., 2008- )
  • Academie du Var (France; correspondence member, 1990- )
  • Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Visiting Lecturer, 1991)
  • American Antiquarian Society (member, 2016- )
  • American Friends of the Hakluyt Society, founder (board member, 2006) (first president, 1996-2006)
  • American Historical Association (AHA) (member)
  • American Neptune (editorial advisory board, 1999-2003)
  • Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University (management committee, member, 1997- )
  • Army Records Society
  • Associates John Carter Brown Library (1971- )
  • Atlantic Council of the United States (academic associate, representative for Naval War College, 1986-2001)
  • Canadian Forces College (board of visitors, 2005-2010)
  • City of Newport, Rhode Island (350thAnniversary committee, 1989-1990)
  • Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, King’s College, London, at U.K. Joint Services Command and Staff College (Advisory Board, 2007- )
  • Cumberland Society, London
  • Friends of James Ford Bell Library
  • Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
  • Friends of the Bodleian Library
  • Friends of the Imperial War Museum
  • Friends of the National Maritime Museum
  • German Armed Forces Military History Research Office (exchange scholar, 1990-1991)
  • Gibraltar-America Council
  • Hakluyt Society (council, 1995-1997) (member, 1969- ) (vice president, 1997- 2002)
  • Histoire, Économie, & Société (editorial advisory committee 2008-2018)
  • Historical Society of the Episcopal Church
  • History of Nautical Science (international committee, 2008)
  • International Journal of Naval History (editorial board, 2002- )
  • International Commission for Maritime History (executive council, vice president, 1995-2000)
  • Journal of Maritime Research (editorial advisory board, 1999-2010)
  • Karolinska Förbundet (Sweden)
  • Massachusetts Historical Society (Corresponding Fellow, 2000- )
  • Manchester University Press (editorial board for monograph series “War, Armed Forces and Society,”  1990-1996)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (academic director, John Carter Brown Library, Summer Institute in Early Modern Maritime History, 1992-1993)
  • National Museum of the American Revolution (board of scholars, 2005-2015)
  • National University of Singapore (visiting professor of military and naval history, 1981-1983)
  • Naval Order of the United States (Historian-General, 2014-2019)
  • Navy Records Society (member, 1969- ) (council, 1995-1998, 2003-2005)
  • Naval War College Civilian Faculty (1977-1981) (1983- present)
  • Newport Historical Society (chair, publications committee, 1989-2018) (board of trustees, 1989-1996)
  • Newport Reading Room (1986- )
  • North American Society for Oceanic History (vice president, 1994-1998) (council, 1989-1994) (president, 2004 – 2006)
  • Océanides, International Project for Research in Maritime and Naval History, Ecole Militaire, Paris, France. (advisory committee,  2012-2017)
  • Oxford and Cambridge Club (London, 1984- )
  • Oxford Society, Rhode Island Branch (secretary, 1987- )
  • Pembroke College, Oxford University (Visiting Fellow, 2001-2002)
  • Pennfield School (board of trustees, 1992-1995)
  • Quindecim (1986- )
  • Redwood Library and Athenaeum (Library Committee, 1994-2019)
  • Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars (historian, 2017- )
  • Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati (honorary member, 2009) (historian, 2017- )
  • Rhode Island Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America (associate) (council, 2019- )
  • Rhode Island Sons of the Revolution (historian, 2017- )
  • Rhode Island State World Heritage Commission (2014-2016)
  • Royal Historical Society (RHISTS) (UK; Fellow, 1990- )
  • Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences (hon. corr., 1986- )
  • Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island (adjunct faculty, graduate program in international relations, 1988-1994)
  • Saint Anthony’s College University of Oxford (Senior Associate, 1986)
  • Society for Military History
  • Society for Nautical Research (UK; corresponding member for USA, 1987- ) (editorial advisory board, 1991- )
  • Society History of Discoveries
  • Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • The Hill Association (treasurer, 1985-1992)
  • Theodore & Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize (prize selection committee, member, 1993-2012)
  • Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island (parish historian, 2005- )
  • United States Naval Institute (Golden Life member, 1964- )
  • United States Navy (Lieutenant, 1964-1973) (OCS, 1964-1965) (USS O’Brien, DD 725, 1965-1967) (Naval History Division, OPNAV, 1967-1969) (Naval War College, speech writer to the President, Military Faculty, 1972-1973) (USS Purdy, DD 734, 1970-1971) (USS Fiske DD 842, 1972-1972)
  • University of Haifa, Maritime Policy and Strategy Research Center (executive advisory council, 2016-2020)
  • War in History(editorial advisory board, 1994- )
  • Wilton Park (Fellow, 1974)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame (2019)
  • The John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research Center, U.S. Naval War College (2017)
  • Anderson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Maritime History, Society for Nautical Research, UK (2017)
  • United States Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (2016)
  • United States Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Medal (2016, 2011)
  • Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award, Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC (2014)
  • Strategy and the Sea: An International Conference in Honour of Professor John B. Hattendorf, All Souls College, Oxford University (April, 2014)
  • The Admiral of the Navy George Dewey Award, Naval Order of the United States (2012)
  • The Hattendorf Prize for Distinguished Original Research in Maritime in honor of John B. Hattendorf, Naval War College Foundation (established, 2011)
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement, Navy League of the United States (2009)
  • Samuel Eliot Morison Award, USS Constitution Museum Foundation (2009)
  • Recipient, Dartmouth Medal, American Library Association (2008)
  • Jack Bauer Award for Maritime History, North American Society for Oceanic History (2003)
  • Recipient, Caird Medal, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (2000)
  • Inductee, Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame, La Grange, IL (1998)
  • Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet Letter of Commendation for Performance of Duty in Combat (1966)
  • Malcolm Anderson Trophy, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (1964)
  • Ashford Memorial Award, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (1963)

Academic Degrees:

  • Doctor of Letters in History, University of Oxford (2016)
  • Litterarum Humaniorum Doctoris, Kenyon College (1997)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Modern History, University of Oxford (1979)
  • Master of Arts in History, Brown University (1971)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Kenyon College (1964)

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