Daniel Marston

Professor Daniel Marston

Honorary Professor


BA (Hons) MA McGill University DPhil History of War Balliol College, Oxford University

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Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS is an Honorary Professor at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

He previously held a Professorship in Military Studies and was the Principal of the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian War College in Canberra.

He previously held the Ike Skelton Distinguished Chair of the Art of War at the US Army Command and General Staff College. He has been a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been working with the USA, USMC, British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006.

His research focuses on the topic of how armies learn and reform. His first book Phoenix from the Ashes, an in-depth assessment of how the British/Indian Army turned defeat into victory in the Burma campaign of the Second World War, won the Field Marshal Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. The second volume, The Indian Army and the End of the Raj, was Runner Up for the Templer Medal in 2014. He completed his doctorate in the history of war at Balliol College, Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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