J. Overton is a civilian employee of the US Navy, and has held a variety of public affairs, historian, and editor positions for the Navy and US Army. He was also an adjunct professor for the Naval War College and Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and served in the US Coast Guard. J. has published more than thirty articles and book reviews, and presented papers at the US Naval Academy’s McMullen Naval History Symposium, the Society for Military History’s annual conference, and the US Naval Academy’s science fiction convention. He is a graduate of the Naval War College, the Joint Forces Staff College, and Northern Arizona University. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.