Naval History is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of a new online column by the U.S. Naval Institute Historian—the prolific and award-winning author Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired).
Tom Cutler has wielded both the sword and the quill in the decades since (at the age of 17) he enlisted in the Navy and became a member of the Naval Institute. He is well known in the naval profession through his service, his teaching, and his many articles, books, and presentations.
Tom’s column, “The Historian’s Quill: Reflections From the Desk of the U.S. Naval Institute Historian,” will include articles and images of interest to those who indulge in naval history—whether professionally or as buffs. In this year celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Naval Institute, Tom also will illuminate the unique and important history of the Naval Institute itself.
One of the foundational strengths of the Naval Institute is that we are an open forum. In that light, Tom hopes that this new venture also will serve as a catalyst to dialogue, that readers will feel free to comment on these postings and thereby enhance their benefit.
Welcome Aboard, Tom! Time to weigh anchor and get under way.