Michael Jones

Michael W. Jones, CDR, USNR | Ph.D.

Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

Professor Michael Jones has taught Strategy and War (S&W) since 2000 in the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey. He previously taught at the undergraduate level at Florida State University, Bainbridge University, Georgia, and Southeastern University in Louisiana. He also taught Spanish and History at Christian Brothers School in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in history from Florida State University specializing in diplomatic, political, and military history during the French Revolution and Napoleonic errors. He has minor fields in 19th and 20th century European history, U.S. Military history, and Latin American history. He earned his Masters and Undergraduate degrees from the University of New Orleans both focusing on diplomatic, military, and political history.

Dr. Jones is currently working on several writing projects to include an article on Geography’s Influence on the Nature of War, Analysis of Strategic Alternatives using the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 as a model, two articles on reforming the Navy Reserve unit management, and a manuscript on diplomacy during the Napoleonic Wars.

CDR Jones has served in the United States Navy Reserve since 2002 after being recruited by his students. He has served as an imagery analyst, aviation intelligence instructor, has deployed to the Arabian Peninsula supported the Naval Special Warfare community, and is currently the Executive Officer with STRATCOM Joint Reserve Intelligence Element, Phoenix.