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Claude Berube


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


  • M.A., History, Northeastern University
  • M.A., National Security Studies, Naval War College
  • PhD, Military History, University of Leeds, UK

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, 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 Guantanamo Bay and deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2004-2005 with Expeditionary Strike Group Five.He is a contributing editor at War on the Rocks.  He is the host of the naval history podcast "Preble Hall" from the Naval Academy Museum.


  • 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, On Wide Seas: The US Navy in the Jacksonian Era (University of Alabama Press, 2021)
  • Author, Pariah (Sunbury Press, revised 2nd edition, 2022)
  • Author, Privateer (Sunbury Press, revised 2nd edition, 2022)
  • Author, The Philippine Pact (Sunbury Press, 2022)



Book Reviews


  • “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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