Jared Wigton


I study 20th-century American political and military history with a focus on the interplay between society and the military. I am intrigued by the question of how the US prepares for and prosecutes conflict, how this has evolved over the 20th century, and what values drive these decisions.

I graduated with highest honors from the University of California Berkeley in 2008 after writing a thesis that examined Berkeley’s ROTC program during the Vietnam War. I have served the last eight years on active duty as an infantry officer in the US Army. 

Year of Study
Degree Candidate
Area of Interest
Military History
Political History
Home Department & Other Affiliations
Late Antiquity
19th Century
20th Century
North America