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Biography: 

Papers and Presentations

  • "Hawaii's Volunteer Guard." Guest presenter, Adjutant General, Hawaii, and Staff, Honolulu, HI, Dec 13, 2017
  • “The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795." PME guest speaker, 3d Marines, MCB Hawaii, Dec 11, 2017
  • "The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795" Staff Ride. Regional Leader Development Program–Pacific, US Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI, Sept 2, 2017
  • "Hawaii's Volunteer Guard." Guest speaker, Hawaii National Guard, Kapolei, HI, Oct 24, 2016
  • "A History of Hawaii's Armed Forces." Guest speaker, Naval Order of the US, Honolulu, Oct 22, 2016
  • “The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795." PME guest speaker, 2d Bn, 3d Marines, MCB Hawaii, May 27, 2016
  • "P.H. Kanuu, 1875 - Soldier, Firefighter" Honolulu Fire Department HQ, Honolulu, Oct 22, 2015
  • "The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795"​ PME guest speaker, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, San Diego, MCAS, June 26, 2015
  • "The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795"​ Royal Kingston United Services Institute, Kingston, ON, Canada, Mar 26, 2015
  • "Military and Civil Uniforms of the Hawaiian Kingdom" – Paper and PowerPoint Presentation (military uniforms), Iolani Palace Docent Program, Honolulu, November 19, 2014
  • "Ashford & Ashford: How Two Brothers From Canada Influenced the Fate of a Nation” – Paper, The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Honolulu, November 18, 2014
  • "The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795" – Professional Military Education guest speaker, 3rd Marine Regiment, Kaneohe, MCBH, November 13, 2014
  • "Military History of the Hawaiian Kingdom (and the Canadian connection)” – Paper, Royal Kingston United Services Institute (RKUSI), Kingston, ON, Canada, March 20, 2014
  • “Hawaiian Military History - An Overview” – Panel Session on The American Civil War and the Neutrality Act of 1861, The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Honolulu, November 22, 2013
  • "The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795" – Professional Military Education guest speaker, United States Pacific Command Headquarters (USPACOM HQ), Honolulu, November 30, 2012
  • “The Military Forces of King Kalakaua’s Reign: The Hawaiian Model Re-evaluated” – Poster session, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 7, 2012
  • “Scholars on the Margins: Surmounting Obstacles to Effective Inquiry through the Lens of Hawaiian Military History” – Paper and panel discussion, National Coalition of Independent Scholars session, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 6, 2012
  • “The Military Forces of the Hawaiian Kingdom” – Paper, Institute for Historical Studies (a "Work-in-Progress" presentation), Oakland, California, May 1, 2011
  • “The Military Forces of King Kalakaua’s Reign” – Paper, Iolani Palace Docent Program, Honolulu, October 18, 2010
  • “The Filibusters of California” – Paper, Council on America’s Military Past, 43rd Annual Military History Conference, San Francisco, California, May 2010
  • “The Military Forces of King Kalakaua’s Reign” – Paper, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Experts at the Palace series, Honolulu, February 4, 2010
  • “Canadians in the American Civil War” – Paper, Council on America’s Military Past, 42nd Annual Military History Conference, Salt Lake City, May 2008
  • “A Military History of the Hawaiian Kingdom and Republic, 1810-1900” – Paper, Council on America’s Military Past, 41st Annual Military History Conference, Hampton, Virginia, May 2007

Publications

  • The Spanish Gatekeeper [3-volume series] - (San Francisco: Kaladar Books, 2010-2012)
  • The Battle of Nuuanu, 1795 (Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2010)
  • A Military History of Sovereign Hawaii  (Honolulu:  Mutual Publishing, 2004)
  • Former professional freelance writer (Periodical Writers’ Association of Canada - tear sheets available upon request)

Current research areas: 

  • Pre-annexation Hawaiian military history
  • Biography of Colonel Volney V. Ashford
  • Artilces of War: A Comparative Study (Hawai‘i, Great Britain and the United States)

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