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military writing

The Center for Strategic Thought offers strategic leaders, warrior-scholars, and institutions of professional military education customized instruction, research and writing assistance, editorial consultation, and publication design. Dedicated to the preservation of the United States through the free and open exchange of reasoned, defensible, intellectually grounded ideas, we work collaboratively for the common good. Our mission: to help strengthen communication skills among those preparing for leadership at the highest levels.

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Military leaders are increasingly expected to apply effective writing techniques to communicate important ideas to senior leadership and the public. We provide one-on-one assistance to individuals and more extensive consultation to groups/institutions.



We design asynchronous online courses to meet specific needs. Options include self-paced, short courses that facilitate development of research and writing skills and instructor led courses that enable participants to engage the writing process with an experienced author.



Editorial services include working with authors on major document revisions and overall structure (developmental editing), economy, clarity, precision, & style (line editing), and preparing documents for distribution (copy editing and proofreading).

other projects

The Center for Strategic Thought seeks to serve the larger community of strategic leaders and military thinkers. Past projects include manuscript editing for publication editors, online journal design, and journal production. Got an idea? Ask. We may be able to assist.

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Larry D. Miller, Ph.D., M.S.S.

Larry D. Miller, Ph.D., M.S.S.

Director and Editor Larry D. Miller serves as a liaison between the Center and the larger community of military writers and strategic leaders. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the United States Army War College (USAWC), and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp. He previously served as the USAWC Director of Communicative Arts, an editor with the Strategic Studies Institute/USAWC Press, and as a primary USAWC liaison to the Army Talent Management Task Force. Seeking to help establish a culture of articulate leadership across the Joint Force, Miller is engaged in a variety of research initiatives. He works with interested parties to assess project needs and customize responsive plans for project success. His publications appear in numerous academic and professional journals, including Parameters and Joint Force Quarterly. In his free time, he can be found playing recreational ice hockey.