Tommy Jamison is an assistant professor of strategic studies at the Naval Postgraduate School. He obtained his Ph.D. in International History from Harvard University. His dissertation, "Pacific Wars: Peripheral Conflict and the Making of the New Navy, 1865-1897," explores the role of small wars on the first substantive peacetime military expansion in U.S. history. His work has been published by the Journal of Military History and Intelligence and National Security. In 2019-2020, he will complete his dissertation with funding from the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation and the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. From 2012-2014 Mr. Jamison worked as a Department of Defense Staff Officer in both the Western Pacific and Afghanistan. Between 2009-2012 he served as the Intelligence Officer in an Atsugi, Japan-based Navy F/A-18F Squadron (VFA-102). He holds an M.A. (2017) in history from Harvard, a B.A. in history with honors from Grinnell College (2009), and language certificates from the Beijing Language and Culture University.