I’m a US Air Force historian at Beale Air Force Base, California. I’m also an independent scholar of eighteenth and nineteenth century honor culture in Europe and North America. I hold a PhD from the Department of Social Sciences and Public Policy at King’s College London. You can find my PhD dissertation here. I am the Second Cavalry Regiment Association‘s historian. You can find my books on Amazon.com.

Commercial Work

My primary focus is on operational innovation (customer services, supply chain and technology) for telecom, media, technology, and retail companies and pragmatic education and training for professionals. I have previously worked in executive leadership positions for Amazon.com, Lastminute.com, N Brown PLC, and IBM. More recently, I have helped Skype, Ebay, last.fm, Belkin, and Spotify deliver innovation in their operations. I blog about my self-employment and other business topics at The New Yeoman.


I’m a founding member of the E.E. Mixon Second Dragoons Foundation which provides support to the families of soldiers and veterans. Please consider donating.