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History Department

Claude Berube


  •  Phone: (410) 293-5275
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  •   U.S. Naval Academy Museum
        Instructor, Department of History
        United States Naval Academy
        Annapolis, MD 21402


  • M.A., History, Northeastern University
  • M.A., National Security Studies, Naval War College

He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Andrew Jackson’s Navy through the University of Leeds. 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, as an analyst and team leader at the Office of Naval Intelligence, as a national security fellow in the U.S. Senate, and as 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 where his courses included American Government, Terrorism, Campaigns & Elections, Intelligence & National Security. Maritime Security Challenges, Naval History, and Emergent Naval Warfare. An intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he has served on active duty assignments in Europe and deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2004-2005 with Expeditionary Strike Group Five. From May 2012 through September 2013, he served as Chair of the Editorial Board of U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings.


  • co-author, "A Call to the Sea: Captains Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution" (Potomac Books, 2005)
  • co-author, "Congress: Games and Strategies" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 and 2009)
  • co-editor, "Maritime Private Security: Market Responses to Piracy, Terrorism and Waterborne Security Risks in the 21st Century" (Routledge, 2012)
  • author, "The Aden Effect" (Naval Institute Press, 2012)



Book Reviews

  • Inevitable Conflict in the South China Sea?, War on the Rocks, April 2014
  • “Small Boats, Dirty Money,” Naval War College Review, July 2009
  • “Pirates: Parasites, not Philanthropists,” The Washington Times, May 2009
  • “Bernard Fall: Memoirs of a Soldier-Scholar,” Naval History, April 2008
  • “Six Frigates,” Journal of the Early Republic, July 2007
  • “The Past as Prologue,” Naval Institute Proceedings, April 2007


  • “Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation’s Most Catastrophic Events,” Facts on File Library of American History, 2008
  • ABC-CLIO Encyclopedias on the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War
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