COL Jason Musteen Portrait

COL Jason Musteen

Academy Professor

HI101: The Army of the Republic: Leading Citizen Soldiers Program Director


COL Jason Musteen is an Armor/Cavalry officer and Academy Professor in the International History Division.  He enlisted in the Army as a combat engineer in 1990 and after receiving a degree in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas in 1994, he received a commission as an officer through the ROTC program.  He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in Armored, Infantry, and Cavalry units.  He is a veteran of combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and East Africa, and of crisis response to the US Embassy in South Sudan.  COL Musteen received MA and PhD degrees in Modern European History from the Florida State University.  He has also earned a degree in Advanced Defense Studies from the Collège Interarmées de Défense at the French École Militaire.  He is the author of Nelson’s Refuge: Gibraltar in the Age of Napoleon and is a contributing author or editor of several other books and series, including consulting editor to the digital West Point History of Warfare.  He is a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, a member of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, and the Masséna Society.

Ongoing Research Projects

“The Last Letter.”  Letters written by French WWI soldiers before being killed in action.

Publications & Presentations

Becoming Nelson’s Refuge: Gibraltar in the Age of Napoleon, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2011.
Consulting Editor, The West Point History of Warfare, 4 vols (interactive digital textbook).  West Point, NY: United States Military Academy and Rowan Technological Solutions, 2015. 
eries Consulting Editor, Major U.S. Historical Wars, 11 vols.  Philadelphia:  Mason Crest Publishers, 2016.
“Nontraditional Staff Rides at West Point,” Army History 110 (Winter 2019), 28-35.
Contributing author in Edward J. Blum, ed., Dictionary of American History: America in the World, 1776 to the Present, 2 vols.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2015.
Contributing author (two chapters) in Michael Rayner, ed., Battlefields: Exploring the Arenas of War, 1805-1945, London: New Holland Publishers, 2006.
Contributing author in Gregory Fremont-Barnes, ed., Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 3 vols.  London: ABC CLIO Publishers, 2006. 
“A Royal Mess:  The Duke of Kent at Gibraltar,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850, Selected Papers 2003, Tallahassee: Institute on the French Revolution and Napoleon, 2012.

Documentary Appearances:
The Journey Home: a WWI Song Story,” United States World War I Centennial Commission, Forthcoming release in 2019.
“Napoleon,” Biography Channel Documentary, online release, January 2014.…;
“Napoleon and Josephine,” Biography Channel Documentary, online release, 2014.  
Battlefield Detectives, “Battle of the Bulge,” History Channel Documentary, Fall 2005. 
Battlefield Detectives, “Waterloo,” History Channel Documentary, Fall 2005.  
Battleground: The Art of War, “Battle of the Bulge,” Discovery Channel Documentary, Spring 2005.
Battleground: The Art of War, “Waterloo,” Discovery Channel Documentary, Summer 2005. 

Conference Presentations and Lectures:
“How to Remember and How to Forget: Comparative Memory and Warfare,” 15th Annual Tadeusz Kościuszko Conference, West Point, New York, April 2018.
“Studying the Great War through Literature and Memory” Westport Talks, Westport, Connecticut, January 2018.
“The Napoleonic Legacy in the US Civil War” Stamford Historical Society, Stamford, Connecticut, January 2016.
“Centennial Memory of World War I,” Roundtable Panel Presentation, Stamford Historical Society, Stamford, Connecticut, January 2014.
“Fuengirola: A Case for Better Cooperation” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Tallahassee FL March 2011. 
“Sacrificing Sir Hew: The British Origins of the Peninsular War, 1806-1808,” 3rd Wellington Congress, Southampton, England, July 2006.
“Troubles over Tarifa:  British Conflict of Command, 1811-12,” Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2006.
“Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: the French and Spanish Navies at the Battles of Algeciras, 1801,” Napoleonic Alliance Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2004. 
“War on the One Side and Pestilence on the Other:  Gibraltar Fever and Early Military Epidemiology,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, High Point, North Carolina, February 2004.
“A Royal Mess:  The Duke of Kent at Gibraltar,” Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 2003.