About Me

Hello my name is Jeff Ballard and I am a Naval Historian and writer.

I received my Masters in Military History, with Honors, from the American Military University in November 2015.

My particular area of interest is U.S. Naval Operations in the Pacific from August 1942 to November 1943, which encompassed the Guadalcanal and New Georgia Campaigns that proved to be a turning point in the Pacific War.

My work has been published in World at War, Modern War and Strategy & Tactics magazines. Most recently my journal article “Cape Esperance: The Misunderstood Victory of Admiral Norman Scott” was published in Saber & Scroll — the online journal of the Saber and Scroll Historical Society — a student organization focused on the promotion of historical studies through the encouragement of academic research.

I am also a contributor to the Ocean Exploration Trust and member of the U.S. Naval Institute, National Maritime Historical Society and American Public University System’s (APUS) Historical Studies Honors Society.

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