Zachary E. Griffiths


Self Capt. Zachary Griffiths is a Special Forces officer and American Politics Instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. He studies how insurgent groups relate to the water. He holds a master’s of public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy.



Capt. Griffiths has written various papers on military affairs. The views expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, DOD, or the US Government.

Small Boats, Long Wars

August 2017 Working Paper.

Fixing The Way The Army Trains For Urban Warfare

Modern War Institute at West Point. July 18, 2017.

Advising in Small Wars

A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article. Small Wars Journal. July 18, 2017.

Make the Most of Your Time in Graduate School

The Field Grade Leader. Blog Guest Post. June, 2017.

Combat Diving in Special Operations

Opinion. Special Operations. Summer/Fall 2016.