Dr. Heather P. Venable is an associate professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower at the Air Command and Staff College where she is the course director of the Air Strategy and Operations Course. She also teaches an elective entitled “On Killing: The Historical Experience of Combat.” As a visiting professor at the US Naval Academy, she taught naval and Marine Corps history. She received her PhD in military history from Duke University.

She also has attended the Space Operations Course as well as the Joint Firepower Course. She has written How the Few Became the Proud: The Making of the Marine Corps’ Mythos, 1874-1918 (Naval Institute Press, 2019). She is currently editing a volume entitled The Future of Air and Space Power: Intersections of Theory and Technology. Her professional service includes service as a managing editor for The Strategy Bridge.