Professor David R. Stone became Chair of the Strategy & Policy Department ath the U.S. Navel War College in 2018. He received a B.A. from Wabash College and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. He has taught at Hamilton College and Kansas State University. His book Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union (2000) won the Shulman Prize of ASEEES and the Best First Book Prize of the Historical Society. He has also published A Military History of Russia (2006), and The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (2015). He edited The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (2010). He is the author of several dozen articles on Russian military history and foreign policy.