Nicholas Kanakis, BS - Military History With Thesis, United States Military Academy

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Military Science
Areas of Expertise:
Western Military History

Office Hours

Thursdays 0900-1100Thursdays 1300-1500
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I am an Active Duty Army Officer on assignment to Claremont McKenna College with 8th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command. I commissioned at the United States Military Academy as an Aviation Officer and attained the Army's flight school program at Fort Rucker following graduation. I am a rated UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter pilot and have served as a Flight Platoon Leader, Maintenance Platoon Leader, Assistant Operations Officer, and Aviation Support Company Commander. My overseas assignments include a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and an operational tour to Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras supporting Humanitarian and Counter-Narcotics missions in Central America.

Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, 2009 Bachelor of Science - Military History with Thesis
  • Nye Award for Excellence in Military History Research, 2009