Deputy Editorial Director

Timothy Heck is the deputy editorial director of the Modern War Institute at West Point. He is an artillery officer in the US Marine Corps Reserve, currently assigned as a joint historian with Marine Corps History Division. Before coming to MWI, he worked for the US Department of State and the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He holds a BA in American Studies from Georgetown University and an MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College London. He is the coeditor of On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare (Marine Corps University Press, 2020). He has been featured in print and broadcast media in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and his work has appeared in academic journals and books published by the academic press. He researches and writes primarily on military history, amphibious operations, operational art, and the Cold War.