Donald Chisholm is the Stephen B. Luce Professor of Naval Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He teaches in the Joint Military Operations Department.
His areas of interest include naval and military history, organization theory, administrative behavior, policy analysis, and American political institutions. In addition to articles in a variety of professional journals, he has published two books: Waiting For Dead Men’s Shoes: Origins and Development of the U.S. Navy’s Officer Personnel System, 1793–1941 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001), which received the 2001 Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Distinguished Contribution to Naval Literature; and Coordination Without Hierarchy: Informal Structures in Multiorganizational Systems (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989).
He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and 2013 in support of II MEF in Regional Command Southwest, and 2014 in support of 18th Airborne Corps in ISAF Joint Command.