Dr. Michael A. Hennessy is a Professor of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, and a veteran with service in both the artillery and infantry. His published works include Strategy In Vietnam: the Marines and Revolutionary War in I Corps 1965-1972 (Praeger 1997); and the co-edited The Operational Art: Developments in the Theory of War, (Praeger 1996). More recent works include the co-authored, War Without Fronts. A Primer on Counterinsurgency (CDA Press, 2012), and he was a primary author and project lead for Cybersecurity-A Generic Reference Curriculum (NATO ACT/PfPc 2016).
He is on the editorial boards of the Canadian Army Journal, and was founding editor of the Canadian Military Journal and remains a member of its editorial board.
Past appointments include serving as co-chair of RMC’s War Studies graduate programme, Dean of the Canadian Forces Military College & Division of Continuing Studies, Associate Vice Principal of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Vice Chair of Saint Lawrence College Board of Governors. He also served the academic project lead responsible for creating the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute. He is also a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of Canadian History, and The Journal of Defence Studies, (London).
Through 2022 he held a visiting fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and as a Taiwan Visiting Scholar, at the National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
Current research is focused on hybrid threats and hybrid warfare and naval developments in the Indo-Pacific region.