Lt. Col. Kenneth W. Estes, USMC, PhD

Kenneth Estes

Title: Military Officer, History Professor, Defense Consultant
Location: Seatac, Washington, United States

Lt. Col. Kenneth W. Estes, USMC, PhD, Military Officer, History Professor and Defense Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements and leadership in history.

As an educator, lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps, writer and consultant, Dr. Estes has enjoyed an eclectic career both locally and abroad. He served as a professor of history at the College for International Studies, the institution is an American university that offers American higher education in the very heart of Madrid. Dr. Estes formerly held teaching appointments at Duke University and the U.S. Naval Academy between 1974 and 1984. Additionally, he contributed for nearly 25 years in the military in the U.S., Spain and France, graduating from the Naval Academy in 1969 and serving in a variety of command and staff assignments until 1993. On top of these endeavors, Dr. Estes taught Summer Abroad courses in Europe for Texas A&M University in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Born in Seattle, which was a nexus for naval activity during the 1950s, Dr. Estes applied for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Naval Academy in 1964, and received appointments to both. Entering the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1965, he later graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1969, followed by a Master of Arts at Duke University in 1974 and a PhD in European history at the University of Maryland in 1984. In 1985, Dr. Estes graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

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