Pete Owen


Royal Military College of Canada (War Studies)


Captain Arthur Gullachsen, CD (The RCR), PhD

Academic Interests:

First World War
US Marine Corps


US Marine Corps Aviation in the Second World War: It’s Effectiveness in Support of the Pacific Fleet.

Bio Note:

Pete is enrolled in the doctorate program in war studies at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. His research concentrates on the United States Marine Corps and the First World War.

Pete served in the Marines for over twenty years, primarily in infantry and reconnaissance jobs. He now works for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in western New York. He is also an adjunct faculty for the Marine Corps University College of Distance Education and Training.

Pete is the author of "To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War," which the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation selected as the outstanding book pertinent to Marine Corps history in 2008. Pete co-authored "A Hideous Price: The 4th Marine Brigade at Blanc Mont, 2-10 October 1918" and has also published two Marines’ memoirs from the First World War. He has led Marines on terrain walks at Kennesaw Mountain, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Belleau Wood, and Iwo Jima.

Pete majored in history at the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds master’s degrees in military studies from the Marine Corps University and in cyber security from University of Maryland University College.

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