Roger Thompson

44 Cheongmyeong-ro, 59beon-gil Yeongtong Dong, Suwon-si Gyeonggi Do South Korea 16705

Professional Experience

I am an internationally acclaimed military researcher, the author of two books on the U.S. Navy, the first of which, Brown Shoes, Black Shoes, And Felt Slippers; Parochialism and the Evolution of the Post-War US Navy, was endorsed by the famous Admiral Bud Zumwalt who was once on the cover of TIme magazine. My second book, Lessons Not Learned: The US Navy's Status Quo Culture was published in 2007 and endorsed by the world famous aircraft designer Pierre Sprey, who was intimately involved in the design of the renowned F-16 and A-10 aircraft. My work on combat motivation in the navy was endorsed by the world famous novelist, Captain Edward L. Beach, author of Run Silent, Run Deep, which was adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster film. I am interested in working remotely for US online and print media outlets from my current home in Korea, and in 2024, from my permanent home in Canada! My speciality is the US military, airpower, fighter aircraft, aircraft carriers, and the like. I have published 20 online articles


Book Author
28 Years
30 Years
1 Year


Books & Literature
28 Years
Arts & Humanities
6 Years
18 Years


Academia Teaching
18 Years
Broadcasting - Ent - Cable (Local)
1 Year
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

32 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CounterPunch (10+)

Other Work History

Conceived, researched, wrote and published articles on U.S. military for journals such as CounterPunch and Responsible Statecraft. One article broke journal’s all-time readership record with 139,000 views. Writing portfolio now includes 20 online articles, seven of which were published in March 2023. During previous career, published articles appeared in The Defense Monitor, Airforce, Canadian Defence Review, Canada’s Navy Annual, Esprit de Corps, Forum: Journal of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, The Defense Associations National Network News, St. George For England, The University Life and other periodicals.

Computer Skills

PC literate. MS Word, PowerPoint. ZOOM.


Kelley Vlahos, Editorial Director, Responsbile Statecraft, +1 703 470 3759, Jeff St. Clair, Editor, CounterPunch +1 707 629 3683,


Awarded a medallion from the Chief of Naval Staff of the Italian Navy for accomplishment in military research conducted at Canada’s National Defence Headquarters before commencing graduate school. Research commended by the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, the N.A.T.O. Supreme Allied Commander (Atlantic), the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the German, Spanish, Australian, Chilean, Canadian and New Zealand chiefs of naval staff. Also received praise from senior naval officers from Britain, France, and South Korea. Republished in Spanish in Chile. 2007 book Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy’s Status Quo Culture was praised by the internationally renowned aircraft designer Pierre Sprey, who was integral to design of F-16 and A-10 aircraft, and commended as “a masterpiece of research” by the award-winning author, Donald Vandergriff. Authorship celebrated by the acclaimed novelist Edward L. Beach, author of Run Silent, Run Deep. Beach commanded the first ship to circumnavigate Earth submerged



My expose of censorship by the Marine Corps Gazette in an attempt to silence critics of Force Design 2030. This article was republished by Marine Corps Compass Points Substack.