John is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He has been teaching and writing about military history, strategy, and security since 2008. As the co-author of Small States in the International System and author of the The Little Big Horn Staff Ride, John has been able to translate his interest in military matters to his professional career. Currently he is working on two books, one focusing on the history of military advising missions and another on failures in strategy throughout military history. As a foodie and collector of militaria. his interest in rations and military cookery came naturally. A native of Toledo, Ohio, John loves nothing more than watching freighters on the Great Lakes and eating Tony Packo’s chili dogs along the Maumee River.
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