Small Wars Journal

Richard M. Crowell


Dick Crowell is an associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.  Specializing in Information Operations and Cyberspace Operations he is a senior associate of the War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG), a founding member of the college’s Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI), and an associate member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. 

He has authored works on Information Operations (IO), Cyberspace Operations (CO), Hybrid Warfare and Small Wars.  His work “Some Principles of Cyber Warfare – Using Corbett to Understand War in the Early Twenty-First Century,” published by King’s College London, presents the concepts of cyber control, cyber denial, and disputed cyber control as methods of maneuvering in and through cyberspace in pursuit of military objectives and political ends.  He co-edited the case study, “Revolutionary Risks: Cyber Technology and Threats in the 2011 Libyan Revolution.” 

Dick is a retired naval aviator with over 30 years of flying and staff planning experience.  He served as the Operations Officer for NATO Multi-Service Electronic Warfare Support Group.  Dick served as military faculty in the Joint & Combined Warfighting School and the Joint Command, Control and Information Operations School at the Joint Forces Staff College.  Additionally, he has taught IO sessions at the NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany.  Dick is a senior analyst for Wikistrat, the world’s first massively multiplayer online consultancy.

Views expressed in his articles do not represent the views of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy or the Naval War College.

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