William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr.
Bill Manthorpe is a retired Navy Captain and government civilian Senior Executive. He retired in 1994 as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, having served 40 years as an intelligence professional.
During his government career, Bill was a columnist and frequent contributor to the Naval Institute Proceedings and was the 1991 “Author of the Year”. He also contributed articles to the Submarine Review and Comparative Strategy, authored a chapter in one book on the Soviet Navy and the introduction to another.
Upon retiring from the government, he spent five years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a strategic consultant with the rank of Professor, while also teaching leadership and management in the Engineering Management masters degree program and the ROTC program. While there he was published in the APL Technical Review. Coincidently, from 1995 until 2008, he taught leadership and management at the Joint Military Intelligence College and edited the College’s Defense Intelligence Journal.
Since retiring full time to the Delaware Coast in 1998, Bill has been researching, writing and speaking on the naval and maritime history of Delaware. He has contributed articles to Pull Together, the publication of the Naval Historical Foundation and the Journal of the Lewes Historical Society. In addition, he has written a classified history of one aspect of naval intelligence for the Office of Naval Intelligence and Navy Archives as well as articles for the Naval War College Review and the Naval Intelligence Professional’s Quarterly.