Nathan K. Finney


Duke University


Professor Dirk Bönker

Academic Interests:

U.S. Military History
Social Military History
First World War/World War One
Public History


"The Impact of US National Decision-Making on the Mobilization of the American Expeditionary Force for the First World War, 1914-1919”

Bio Note:

Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the U.S. Army and studies history at Duke University. He is the co-editor and an author of Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics and is working on a second book tentatively titled On Strategy: A Primer.

Nathan is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations; a Non-Resident Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; a member of the Society for Military History; a member of the Army Strategist Association; a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point; the creator, co-founder, and first Executive Director of the non-profit organization The Strategy Bridge; a founder and former board member of the Military Writers Guild; founder and first Managing Director of the Military Fellowship at the Project on International Peace & Security; a member of Infinity Journal's Editorial Advisory Board; and a founding board member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

Nathan holds masters degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University and the University of Kansas, as well as a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. 

You can find Nate on Twitter @NKFinney.

Added May 2019