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Marine Corps University
Quantico, Virginia


Established in 2008, Marine Corps University Press (MCUP) recognizes the importance of an open dialogue between scholars, policy makers, analysts, and military leaders and of crossing civilian-military boundaries to advance knowledge and solve problems. To that end, MCUP focuses on books and periodicals that provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of national security and international relations issues and how they impact the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps directly and indirectly. While the press does not operate on a revenue basis, MCUP must be creative, entrepreneurial, focused, and far-sighted to anticipate both the current needs of Marine Corps University and the broader DOD community but also the future in a rapidly evolving industry and respond with vision, commitment, and resolve.

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Marine Corps University Press publishes open access, scholarly books and journals on military history/heritage and national security topics in order to support excellence in Marine Corps University’s professional military education, to inspire debate, and to advance knowledge for a diverse community of scholars, U.S. and allied military leaders, and policy makers.


MCU Press is an internationally recognized publisher of research in military history, national security, international relations, and political science, thereby advancing scholarship, enlarging our understanding of the world in which we live, and improving the ability of the U.S. military to serve this country. Publishing academic works of distinction enhances the reputation of Marine Corps University and its faculty, staff, and students, and it functions as a critical tool for connecting the university with the larger research community and the world. Publishing timely works in partnership with the university encourages students to become lifelong learners with an intention to share their knowledge.


We publish accessible, peer-reviewed scholarship on the history and heritage of the Marine Corps and on contemporary national security topics to advance research and education in and out of the classroom.

We conduct our operation in a manner that is fair, environmentally friendly, economically balanced, honest, and respectful of an inclusive and diverse community.

Publication processes reflect a commitment to academic rigor and excellence while being responsible stewards of federal dollars.

We cooperate formally with numerous scholarly societies, associations, and educational institutions to publish original scholarship. We offer noncommercial solutions to the publishing challenges facing academic institutions and partner with external like-minded publishers and agencies to benefit our customers and improve the quality and reach of our content. We build relationships internally, with our colleagues across the university and at the other Service schools, as well as outside the university with researchers, scholars, policy makers, and institutions worldwide.


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Ms. Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson is the director of Marine Corps University Press (MCUP). MCUP publishes scholarly monographs and four journals: the Journal of Advanced Military Studies (JAMS), Marine Corps HistoryExpeditions with MCUP (digital), and MES Insights. Ms. Anderson directs and manages the acquisition, editing, design, and production of contemporary and military history monographs and scholarly journals for all MCUP imprints. She began working in publishing in 1992 and has spent the bulk of her career as an editor and designer working in the federal government and with university presses, including the University of Texas Press, Texas A&M University Press, Southern Illinois University Press, and University of Tennessee Press. She holds a BA in graphic design from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in publishing from George Washington University.


Deputy Director/MCUP Managing Editor
Mr. Jason Gosnell

Jason Gosnell is the managing editor of Marine Corps University Press and JAMS. He is responsible for managing the editorial aspects of JAMS in addition to serving as the series editor for the Marines in the Vietnam War Commemorative Series. He has been assisting in managing the acquisitions process for the JAMS in lieu of an acquisitions editor. His background includes working as an editor in academic publishing at Kent State University Press and, more recently, as a managing editor at West Virginia University Press. Gosnell has a BA in English from Kent State University as well as a master’s of library and information sciences, with a focus on archives, from Kent State University.


Art Director
Mr. Robert Kocher

Robert Kocher is the senior designer for Marine Corps University Press. He has more than 20 years of design experience with an emphasis on publication design. Mr. Kocher is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC, with a BFA in graphic design. 


Managing Editor of Marine Corps History
Ms. Stephani Miller

Stephani L. Miller serves as the managing editor for Marine Corps History journal, managing the article acquisition and selection process, as well as editing manuscripts to adhere to the press’s editorial standards and the magazine’s mission. She has an extensive background in trade and commercial magazine publishing and has worked as both a writer and an editor in both. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, focusing on technical writing and editing, with a minor in classical humanities.


Managing Editor of Expeditions with MCUP
Mr. Christopher N. Blaker

Christopher N. Blaker serves as the managing editor of the open-access, born-digital journal Expeditions with MCUP, as well as editing scholarly monographs and articles in MES Insights. He began working in publishing in 2015, with prior experience including serving as the managing editor of Michigan History magazine and as coeditor of the Marine Corps History Division anthology U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2010–2014. Mr. Blaker also writes extensively on American political and military history, with a focus on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Albion College and a master’s degree in American history from Oakland University.


Designer (Web)
Mr. Jose Esquilin

Jose Esquilin is a visual information specialist for the Marine Corps University Press, specializing in web and book design. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 26 years on active duty. Mr. Esquilin transitioned from active duty to contract work in 2013, when he started as a graphic designer for the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) until joining MCUP in 2019. In addition, he is a professional photographer specializing in portraits, sports, and photojournalism. Mr. Esquilin holds an MBA from Trident University, which he completed in 2010, and remains active through online accredited training to continue his proficiency in graphics and design.  


Designer (Print)
Ms. Emily C. Howard

Emily C. Howard is a visual information specialist for Marine Corps University Press, specializing in book and journal design. She has a background in journalism and has held editorial positions for Daily Press and Navy Times, and most recently worked for George Mason University Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in classical studies from Christopher Newport University and is working on her master's degree in publishing at George Washington University.


Warehouse and Distribution Manager
Mr. Jeffrey Moravetz

After high school, Mr. Moravetz joined the Marine Corps and spent 20 years as a ground supply staff NCO. He then spent 14 years in the civilian sector selling insurance and owning a contracting business before returning to school and earning a bachelor’s in management and an MBA. Moravetz is now responsible for inventory and distribution of all publications for MCU Press. In his spare time, he is an avid reader of history and writes book reviews for the Free-Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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