Small Wars Foundation is a Virginia nonprofit corporation whose purpose is:

  • to facilitate the exchange of information among practitioners, thought leaders, and students of small wars, in order to advance knowledge and capabilities in the field;
  • to assist in the creation, capture, sharing, and application of knowledge of small wars;
  • and ultimately to advance self-determination, freedom, and prosperity for those populations effected by the conduct of small wars.

Small Wars Foundation's current program activity is supporting the small wars community by operating Small Wars Journal. We are working to increase our capacity, enhance the services offered via Small Wars Journal, and add additional programs beyond the site consistent with the Foundation's exempt purposes.

Small Wars Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors.  The Directors are Dave Dilegge, Dan Kelly, Dave Maxwell, and Bill Nagle.

For matters related specifically to Small Wars Foundation, contact us at  There are more Contact options here for Small Wars Journal's operations.

Small Wars Foundation was founded in 2008 and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization; however, our exempt status is presently revoked for missing returns. We are working now to resolve the issue and reinstate our federal recongition of exemption. We have every belief that it will be resolved successfully and retroactively. Here are copies of key documents.