Small Wars Journal

Richard M. Crowell


Dick Crowell is an associate professor, U.S. Naval War College.  Specializing in Information Operations & Cyberspace Operations, he is a senior associate of the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG), a founding member of the Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute (originally the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies – C3S), and an associate at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies.

He has authored monographs on Information Operations, Cyberspace Operations, Hybrid Warfare and Small War. His work “Some Principles of Cyber Warfare – Using Corbett to Understand War in the Early Twenty-First Century,” presents the concepts of cyber control and cyber denial as methods of maneuvering through cyberspace.  His 2019 Small Wars Journal monograph, “Saving Blood and Treasure: The Evolving Art of War and the Application of Design Methodology to Complex Problems of 21st Century Small Wars” describes the first successful use of Design Methodology by the 1st MarDiv and I MEF in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 and critiques US Joint Doctrine conflating of concepts and linear approach solving complex problems. 

A retired naval aviator with 30 years of service, including Assistant Air Operations, Commander Naval Air Forces U. S. Atlantic Fleet; Operations Officer, NATO Multi-Service Electronic Warfare Support Group; military faculty teaching JPME Phase 2 and Information Operations at the Joint Forces Staff College and Info Ops sessions at the NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany.  

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