American Military Writers

American military writers

  • Adam Jay Harrison
    Adam Jay Harrison is an American defense industry entrepreneur and technology innovator and an advocate for military acquisition reform.
  • Albert Santoli
    Albert "Al" Santoli is an American writer and founder of the Asia America Initiative. He served in combat as a rifleman for the 25th Infantry Division in Dau Tieng.
  • Alexander P. de Seversky Alexander P. de Seversky
    Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was a Russian-American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influential advocate of strategic air power.
  • məˈhæn Alfred Thayer Mahan
    Alfred Thayer Mahan məˈhæn
    Was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."
  • Anthony Cordesman
    Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a national security analyst on a number of global conflicts.
  • Anthony Zinni Anthony Zinni
    Anthony Charles Zinni is a retired United States Marine Corps general and a former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command. In 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Art Donahue Art Donahue
    Arthur Gerald Donahue, was an American fighter pilot who volunteered to fly for the British Royal Air Force in World War II. He was one of 11 American pilots who flew with RAF Fighter Command between 10 July and 31 October 1940, thereby qualifying for the Battle of Britain clasp to the 1939–45...
  • Asa Bird Gardiner
    Asa Bird Gardiner was a controversial American soldier, attorney, and district attorney for New York County from 1898 to 1900.
  • Augustus Meyers
    Augustus Meyers was an American soldier during the Civil War best known for writing Ten Years in the Ranks, U.S. Army, an account of his life in the military. The book is an important historical document containing many unique descriptions of practices that would otherwise be unknown.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August, a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.
  • Beirne Lay Jr.
    Beirne Lay Jr., was an American author, aviation writer, Hollywood screenwriter, and combat veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is best known for his collaboration with Sy Bartlett in authoring the novel Twelve O'Clock High and adapting it into a major film.
  • Beirne Lay, Jr. Beirne Lay, Jr.
    Beirne Lay, Jr., was an American author, aviation writer, Hollywood screenwriter, and combat veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He is best known for his collaboration with Sy Bartlett in authoring the novel Twelve O'Clock High and adapting it into a major film.
  • Bert Stiles Bert Stiles
    Bert Stiles was an American author of short stories who was killed in action during World War II while serving as a fighter pilot in the US Army Air Forces.
  • B. G. Burkett B. G. Burkett
    B. G. Burkett is a retired Army officer and the author of the book Stolen Valor, which received the Colby Award in 2000.
  • Bill Sweetman
    Bill Sweetman is a former editor for Jane's and currently an editor for Aviation Week group. He is a writer of more than 50 books on military aircraft. He lives in Oakdale, Minnesota. He is noted for his dogged pursuit of the Aurora project.
  • Bing West Bing West
    Francis J. "Bing" West is an American author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the Reagan Administration.
  • Brandon Friedman Brandon Friedman
    Brandon Friedman is a writer, entrepreneur and former Obama administration official. He is the CEO of The McPherson Square Group. Previously, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Bruce B. G. Clarke Bruce B. G. Clarke
    Bruce Bennett Gorham Clarke is a former United States Army officer. Clarke is currently president of Bruce Clarke Consultants, Inc., a defense consulting firm.
  • Caleb Carr
    Caleb Carr is a military historian and author born August 2, 1955 in New York, New York. Carr is the second of three sons born to Lucien Carr and Francesca Von Hartz.
  • C. B. Colby
    Carroll Burleigh Colby was an American writer, primarily of nonfiction children's books. He wrote approximately 93 books that were widely circulated in public and school libraries in the United States. He is best known for Strangely Enough!.
  • C. Brooke Worth
    Charles Brooke Worth, MD was an American naturalist and virologist who worked as a professor at Swathmore College, with the US Army during WWII, and then with the Rockefeller Foundation during the post-war period working on matters of public health and mosquito borne diseases.
  • Charles F. Marshall
    World War II veteran Charles F. Marshall was raised by a German-speaking family in New Jersey, United States, and spoke fluent German.
  • Charles L. Armstrong
    Charles Lewis Armstrong was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. During his 21-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in 22 foreign countries. Armstrong is known for his contributions to physical fitness and the many articles he wrote professionally.
  • Charles W. Henderson Charles W. Henderson
    Charles William Henderson is a retired Marine Corps Warrant Officer and an author based in Colorado. Henderson is best known for his 2 biographies, Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills and Silent Warrior about Marine Corps Sniper Carlos Hathcock.
  • Chris Kyle Chris Kyle
    Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL veteran and sniper. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat.
  • Chris Morris (author) Chris Morris (author)
    Christopher Crosby Morris is an American author of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a lyricist, musical composer, and singer-songwriter. He is married to author Janet Morris.
  • Christopher Pyle
    Christopher H. Pyle is a journalist and Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
  • Clark G. Reynolds Clark G. Reynolds
    Dr. Clark Gilbert Reynolds, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. was an historian of naval warfare, with a particular interest in the development of U.S. naval aviation. In addition, he made contributions to the fields of world history, strategic history, and the history of maritime civilizations.
  • Cordwainer Smith Cordwainer Smith
    Cordwainer Smith was the pen-name used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger for his science fiction works. Linebarger was a noted East Asia scholar and expert in psychological warfare.
  • Cornelis DeWitt Willcox
    Cornélis DeWitt Willcox was an American army officer and scholar, born at Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1880, from the United States Military Academy, and Artillery School, and in 1913 studied at the University of Grenoble.
  • Dale Brown Dale Brown
    Dale Brown is an American writer and aviator known for aviation techno-thriller novels. At least thirteen of his novels have been New York Times Best Sellers.
  • Daniel Allen Butler
    Daniel Allen Butler is an American author and playwright, who writes on historical topics, particularly maritime history. The Washington Times described him as a "steamship nut".
  • Daniel Pinkston Daniel Pinkston
    Daniel Pinkston is North East Asia Deputy Project Director with the International Crisis Group in Seoul.
  • Dan "Two Dogs" Hampton
    Dan Hampton is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 2006. He flew 151 combat missions in the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and logged 726 career combat hours.
  • Dave Grossman (author)
    Dave Grossman is an American author who has specialized in the study of the psychology of killing. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army.
  • David Axe David Axe
    David Axe is an American military correspondent and graphic novelist who writes on military life and aspects of current conflicts. Axe is a prolific blogger and has published several books.
  • David Finkel David Finkel
    David Louis Finkel is an American journalist. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 as a staff writer at The Washington Post. As of January 2017, he was national enterprise editor at the Post. He has also worked for the Post′s foreign staff division.
  • David Glantz
    David M. Glantz is an American military historian known for his books on the Red Army during World War II, and the chief editor of the Journal of Slavic Military Studies.
  • David Halberstam
    David Halberstam was an American journalist and historian, known for his work on the Vietnam War, politics, history, the Civil Rights Movement, business, media, American culture, and later, sports journalism. He won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1964.
  • David J. Danelo
    David J. Danelo is an American author, lecturer and Director of Field Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
  • Dean Ing
    Dean Charles Ing is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres. His novel The Ransom of Black Stealth One was a New York Times bestseller. He is a former member of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy.
  • Dean King Dean King
    Dean King is an American author of narrative non-fiction on adventure, historical and maritime subjects. His books include Skeletons on the Zahara and Unbound, both published by Little, Brown.
  • Dennis Chalker
    Dennis Chalker is a retired Navy SEAL, inventor and author who has written six books about the United States Navy SEALs.
  • məˈhæn Dennis Hart Mahan
    Dennis Hart Mahan məˈhæn
    Was a noted American military theorist and professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1824-1871. He was the father of American naval historian and theorist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan.
  • Dick Couch
    Dick Couch is an American author, professor, and former U.S. Navy SEAL.
  • Donald Burgett
    Donald R. Burgett was a writer and a former World War II paratrooper. He was among the Airborne troopers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of D-Day. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
  • Donald K. Ross Donald K. Ross
    Donald Kirby Ross was an officer of the United States Navy who received the first Medal of Honor of World War II. This award was made for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
  • Donald McCaig
    Donald McCaig is an American novelist, poet, essayist and sheepdog trainer.
  • Don Brown (author) Don Brown (author)
    Donald Mitchell Brown, Jr. is an American author of eleven published novels, and two works of military non-fiction, Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six and The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II. He is perhaps best known for his...
  • Douglas C. Waller Douglas C. Waller
    Douglas C. Waller is an author, lecturer, and former correspondent for Time magazine and Newsweek.
  • Douglas Macgregor Douglas Macgregor
    Douglas A. Macgregor is a U.S. Army Colonel, author, and consultant.
  • Douglas Ollivant Douglas Ollivant
    Douglas Ollivant is a Senior National Security Studies Fellow at the New America Foundation as well as a Principal of the O2 Group and an operating advisor to Monument Capital Group.
  • Douglas Southall Freeman Douglas Southall Freeman
    Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which he was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes.
  • Earl F. Ziemke
    Earl Frederick Ziemke was an American military historian whose work was mainly on World War II and especially the Soviet-German clash in Eastern Europe.
  • Ed Darack
    Ed Darack is an American author and photographer.
  • Edward Ellsberg Edward Ellsberg
    Rear Admiral Edward Ellsberg, OBE was an officer in the United States Navy and a popular author. He was widely known as "Commander Ellsberg".
  • Edward Jablonski
    Edward Jablonski was the author of several biographies on American cultural personalities, such as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Alan Jay Lerner and Irving Berlin, as well as books on aviation history.
  • Edward L. Beach Sr.
    Edward Latimer Beach Sr. was a United States Navy officer and author.
  • Edward Luttwak Edward Luttwak
    Edward Nicolae Luttwak is a political scientist known for his works on grand strategy, military history, and international relations. He provides consulting services to governments and international enterprises including various branches of the U.S. government and the U.S. military.
  • Edwin Palmer Hoyt
    Edwin Palmer Hoyt was an American writer who specialized in military history. Until 1958, Hoyt worked in news media, after which he produced non-fiction works.
  • Eleanor Mariano Eleanor Mariano
    Eleanor Concepcion "Connie" Mariano, is a Filipina American physician and former flag officer in the United States Navy.
  • Elizabeth Samet
    Elizabeth Samet is a published author of numerous books, essays, and reviews on United States military history.
  • Elliot Ackerman
    Elliot Ackerman is an American author. He is the son of businessman Peter Ackerman and author Joanne Leedom-Ackerman and the brother of mathematician and wrestler Nate Ackerman.
  • Elmer Bendiner
    Elmer Bendiner was a notable American writer and journalist.
  • Emory Upton Emory Upton
    Emory Upton was a United States Army General and military strategist, prominent for his role in leading infantry to attack entrenched positions successfully at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House during the American Civil War, but he also excelled at artillery and cavalry assignments.
  • Ephraim Katz
    Ephraim Katz was a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who devoted his life to gathering the information in his book, The Film Encyclopedia, first published in 1979.
  • Eric Greitens Eric Greitens
    Eric Robert Greitens is an American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL currently serving as the 56th Governor of Missouri, since January 2017. He is currently the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire's Chris Sununu.
  • Ève Curie Ève Curie
    Ève Denise Curie Labouisse was a French and American writer, journalist and pianist. Ève Curie was the younger daughter of Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie. Her sister was Irène Joliot-Curie and her brother-in-law Frédéric Joliot-Curie.
  • Fletcher Pratt Fletcher Pratt
    Murray Fletcher Pratt was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and history. He is best known for his works on naval history and on the American Civil War and for fiction written with L. Sprague de Camp.
  • Francis Vinton Greene Francis Vinton Greene
    Francis Vinton Greene was a United States Army officer who fought in the Spanish–American War. He came from the Greene family of Rhode Island, noted for its long line of participants in American military history.
  • Frank Gibney
    Frank Bray Gibney was an American journalist, editor, writer and scholar. He learned Japanese while in the American Navy during World War II, then was stationed in Japan.
  • Franklin M. Davis Jr.
    Franklin Milton Davis Jr. was an author and major general in the United States Army.
  • Frank Wilkeson
    Frank Wilkeson was an American journalist, soldier, farmer and explorer. He wrote several books, including an autobiography of his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was among the first white men to explore and map the Cascade Pass in the state of Washington.
  • Gene Yu
  • George Fielding Eliot
    George Fielding Eliot was a Second Lieutenant in the Australian army in World War I. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later a Major in the Military Intelligence Reserve of the United States Army.
  • George Nafziger
    George F. Nafziger is an American writer and editor of numerous books and articles in military history.
  • George W. Hunter III
    George W. Hunter III, PhD was a parasitologist and educator with the US Army Sanitary Corps and Army Medical School. He is best known for his work with Schistosoma control and with the Tropical Medicine Course at the Army Medical School.
  • George Wood Wingate
    George Wood Wingate was an American lawyer and organizer of rifle practice. During the Civil War he served in a New York regiment, and later supervised the construction of elevated railways in Brooklyn.
  • Gilbert Cant
    Gilbert Cant was a London-born American journalist.
  • Gordon Prange Gordon Prange
    Gordon William Prange was the author of several World War II historical manuscripts which were published by his co-workers after his death in 1980.
  • Hal Moore
    Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. was a United States Army lieutenant general and author.
  • Harry G. Summers Jr.
    Harry G. Summers Jr. is best known as the author of the neo-Clausewitzean analysis of the Vietnam War titled, On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War.
  • Henry Brainerd McClellan
    Henry Brainerd McClellan was an officer and adjutant general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, a teacher and author. He was a professor at Sayre Female Institute in Lexington, Kentucky for 35 years after the war.
  • Henry Hayes Lockwood
    Henry Hayes Lockwood was an American soldier and authority on military tactics.
  • Henry J. Reilly
    Henry Joseph Reilly was an American soldier and journalist. After World War I, Reilly helped found the Reserve Officers Association.
  • Henry M. Cist Henry M. Cist
    Henry Martyn Cist was an American soldier, lawyer, and author who became a brevet brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is most noted for his classic and oft-referenced 1882 book The Army of the Cumberland.
  • Henry Sakaida
  • H. John Poole
    H. John Poole is an American military author and Marine combat veteran of Vietnam, specializing in small unit and individual tactics.
  • Homer Lea Homer Lea
    Homer Lea, was an American adventurer, author and geopolitical strategist.
  • Howard E. Wasdin Howard E. Wasdin
    Dr. Howard E. Wasdin is a former member of the United States Navy who served as a sailor in the Atlantic Fleet as well as a Navy SEAL. Following his honorable discharge, he co-wrote the autobiographical memoir SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper.
  • Hunter Scott
    Hunter Alan Scott is best known for the research he did on the sinking of the as a sixth-grade student, which led to a United States Congressional investigation and exoneration for her captain.
  • Ivan Eland Ivan Eland
    Ivan Eland is an American defense analyst and author. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute. Eland's writings generally propose libertarian and non-interventionist policies.
  • Jacey Eckhart
    Jacey Eckhart is a military life consultant based in Washington, DC. She is a nationally syndicated military columnist and author of several publications.
  • Jac Weller Jac Weller
    John "Jac" Weller was an American college football player, firearms expert and military historian. He was a consensus All-American in 1935 at the guard position.
  • James Brady (columnist)
    James Winston Brady was an American celebrity columnist who created the Page Six gossip column in the New York Post and W magazine; he wrote the In Step With column in Parade for nearly 25 years until his death.
  • James Carafano James Carafano
    James Jay Carafano is the director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies and the deputy director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
  • James Charles Fahey
    James Charles Fahey was an American author best remembered as the original compiler and publisher of the popular American reference The Ships and Aircraft of the United States Fleet.
  • James Devereux James Devereux
    James Patrick Sinnott Devereux was a United States Marine Corps general, Navy Cross recipient, and Republican congressman. He was the Commanding Officer of the 1st Defense Battalion during the defense of Wake Island in December 1941.
  • James E. Wise, Jr.
    James E. Wise Jr., author, is a former naval aviator, intelligence officer, and Vietnam veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy in 1975 as a captain. He became a naval aviator in 1953 following graduation from Northwestern University.
  • James Grant Wilson James Grant Wilson
    James Grant Wilson was an American editor, author, bookseller and publisher, who founded the Chicago Record in 1857, the first literary paper in that region. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army and became a brevet brigadier general in 1865.
  • James Henry Carleton James Henry Carleton
    James Henry Carleton was an officer in the U.S. Army and a Union general during the American Civil War. Carleton is best known as an Indian fighter in the southwestern United States.
  • James L. Nelson James L. Nelson
    James L. Nelson is an American historical nautical novelist.
  • James Norman Hall James Norman Hall
    James Norman Hall was an American author best known for the novel Mutiny on the Bounty with co-author Charles Nordhoff.
  • James P. Wade
    James P. Wade, Jr. is the author, with Harlan K. Ullman of the doctrine of strategic dominance, more popularly known as Shock and awe. They published their concept in Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance, a 1996 monograph of the National Defense University.
  • James Wesley Rawles James Wesley Rawles
    James Wesley, Rawles is a best-selling American author, best known for his survivalist-genre Patriots novel series. Rawles is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer.
  • James W. Huston (author) James W. Huston (author)
    James Webb Huston was an American author and lawyer, best known for his popular military and legal thrillers. A graduate of TOPGUN, he served as a naval flight officer and worked in naval intelligence before going on to become a New York Times best-selling author.
  • Janet Morris Janet Morris
    Janet Ellen Morris is an American author of fiction and nonfiction, best known for her fantasy and science fiction and her authorship of a non-lethal weapons concept for the U.S. military.
  • J.C. Wylie J.C. Wylie
    Rear Admiral Joseph Caldwell Wylie, Jr., USN, was an American strategic theorist, author, and US Naval officer. Wylie is best known for writing Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control.
  • Jeff Edwards
    Jeff Edwards is an American author of bestselling military thrillers. He has published an assortment of articles and opinion columns, mostly on, and in various military newspapers. The majority of his published work, fiction and non-fiction, pertains to the U.S. military.
  • Jeffry D. Wert
    Jeffry D. Wert is an American historian and author specializing in the American Civil War. He has written several books on the subject, which have been published in multiple languages and countries.
  • Jeff Stein (author) Jeff Stein (author)
    Jeff Stein is a columnist at Newsweek and covers spy agencies and national policy topics. Previously, he was the SpyTalk columnist and National Security Editor for Congressional Quarterly. He specializes in U.S. intelligence, military and foreign policy issues.
  • Jeremy Scahill Jeremy Scahill
    Jeremy Scahill is a founding editor of the online news publication The Intercept and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which won the George Polk Book Award. His book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield was published by Nation Books on April 23, 2013.
  • Jessica James (author)
    Jessica James is an American author of suspense, historical fiction, and military fiction ranging from the Revolutionary War to modern day.
  • Jim Dunnigan
    James F. Dunnigan is an author, military-political analyst, Defense and State Department consultant, and wargame designer currently living in New York City.
  • Joe Buff
    Joe Buff is an American author of naval techno-thrillers, including the bestseller Tidal Rip. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1997, he was an actuary for 20 years.
  • John A. Lynn
    John Albert Lynn is a military historian who has written on a wide variety of topics in his field, with an emphasis on early modern Europe.
  • John A. Nagy John A. Nagy
    John Allan Nagy was a nonfiction writer on the American Revolution with an expertise in the field of espionage and mutinies.
  • John B. Hattendorf
    John Brewster Hattendorf, D.Phil., D.Litt., L.H.D., FRHistS, FSNR, is an American naval historian. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than fifty books, mainly on British and American maritime history and naval warfare.
  • John Boyd (military strategist) John Boyd (military strategist)
    John Richard Boyd was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation.
  • John C. McManus
    John Coyne McManus is a military historian, author, and professor of military history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology from St. Louis, Missouri.
  • John Eisenhower
    John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower was a United States Army officer and military historian. As a son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he ended his military career as a decorated brigadier-general. In the administration of President Richard Nixon, he served as United States Ambassador to Belgium.
  • John Grider Miller John Grider Miller
    John Grider Miller was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, who served as Managing Editor, of U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings' and of Naval History.
  • John Henry Parker (general) John Henry Parker (general)
    General John Henry Parker aka "Gatling Gun Parker" was a brigadier general in the United States Army. He is best known for his role as the commander of the Gatling Gun Detachment of the U.S. Army's Fifth Army Corps in Cuba during the Santiago campaign in the Spanish–American War.
  • John Lehman John Lehman
    John Francis Lehman Jr. is an American investment banker and writer who served as Secretary of the Navy in the Ronald Reagan administration where he promoted the creation of a 600-ship Navy. From 2003 to 2004 he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.
  • John McElroy
    John McElroy was an American printer, soldier, journalist and author, known mainly for writing the novel The Red Acorn and the four-volume Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, based upon his lengthy confinement in the Confederate Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War.
  • John Plaster John Plaster
    Major John L. Plaster is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier regarded as one of the leading sniper experts in the world.
  • John Robb (author) John Robb (author)
    John Robb is an American author, military analyst, and entrepreneur.
  • John S. Pustay
    John Stephen Pustay was a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force who served as president of the National Defense University from July 1981 to October 1983.
  • John Stryker Meyer John Stryker Meyer
    John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV-SOG. Meyer resides in California, since 1985, and has published two works of nonfiction related to his...
  • John Thomason
    John William Thomason, Jr. was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps, as well as an author and illustrator of several books and magazine stories.
  • John William De Forest John William De Forest
    John William De Forest was an American soldier and writer of realistic fiction, best known for his Civil War novel Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty.
  • Jonathan Reed Winkler
    Jonathan Reed Winkler is a historian and an associate professor of history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He teaches and researches on U.S. foreign relations, U.S. military and naval history, international history, security studies and strategic thought.
  • Joshua Casteel Joshua Casteel
    Joshua Casteel was a United States Army soldier, conscientious objector, playwright, and divinity student. He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in a Christian Evangelical family.
  • Jules Archer
    Jules Archer was an American author who wrote many volumes of non-fiction history for a general audience and for young adults.
  • Julian Hatcher Julian Hatcher
    Julian Sommerville Hatcher, was a U.S. Army major general, noted firearms expert and author of the early twentieth century. He is credited with several technical books and articles relating to military firearms, ballistics, and autoloading weapons.
  • Kayla Williams (author) Kayla Williams (author)
    Kayla Williams is a linguist and former intelligence specialist in the United States Army who wrote her experiences of the 2003 Iraq invasion in her book Love My Rifle More Than You. This book details her personal experiences during the war in Iraq.
  • Keith Rosenkranz
    Keith Rosenkranz is a retired American fighter pilot and author. As a captain in the United States Air Force, he flew 30 missions in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Persian Gulf War.
  • Kenneth J. Hagan
    Kenneth James Hagan is an American naval historian and retired faculty member of the United States Naval Academy and of the Naval War College's distance education faculty located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
  • Kim Ponders
    Kimberly A. Ponders is a fiction writer and former military aircrew weapons controller. Her first novel, The Art of Uncontrolled Flight, was released with HarperCollins in September 2005. Her second novel, The Last Blue Mile, was released 22 May 2007.
  • Leonard Wong
    Leonard Wong is a Research Professor of Military Strategy in the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, who focuses on the human and organizational dimensions of the military, and is a published author on leadership strategy.
  • Leslie Wolfe
    Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling American novelist.
  • Louise Barnett
    Louise Barnett is the author of several books, including one on General Custer titled Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer.
  • Lucian Truscott IV
    Lucian Truscott IV is an American writer and journalist.
  • Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Mackubin Thomas Owens joined the Institute of World Politics as Dean and professor in 2015.
  • Mark Bowden
    Mark Robert Bowden is an American writer and author. He is a National Correspondent for The Atlantic and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University Maryland.
  • Martha Raddatz Martha Raddatz
    Martha Raddatz is an American reporter with ABC News. She is the network's Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She reports for ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and other network broadcasts.
  • Martin Caidin
    Martin Caidin was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation.
  • Matt Gallagher Matt Gallagher
    Matt Gallagher is an American author, former U.S. Army captain and veteran of the Iraq War. Gallagher has written on a variety of subjects, mainly contemporary war fiction and non-fiction.
  • Matthew Bogdanos Matthew Bogdanos
    Colonel Matthew Bogdanos is an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, author, and a colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
  • Melvin Goodman
    Melvin Allan "Mel" Goodman is a national security and intelligence expert. He has worked as an analyst for the CIA and State Department, taught at the National War College and Johns Hopkins University, and is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.
  • Michael Alfred Peszke Michael Alfred Peszke
    Michael Alfred Peszke was a Polish-American psychiatrist and historian of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II.
  • Michael G. Vickers Michael G. Vickers
    Michael George Vickers is an American defense official who served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence within the United States Department of Defense. He was born in Burbank, California.
  • Michael Klare
    Michael T. Klare is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency.
  • Michael Lee Lanning
    Michael Lee Lanning is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and the author of military non-fiction.
  • Michael Strobl
    Michael R. Strobl is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer from Stafford, Virginia.
  • Mike Sager Mike Sager
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  • Richard Newcomb
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  • Stanley A. McChrystal Stanley A. McChrystal
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  • Stephen Coonts Stephen Coonts
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  • Stephen Luce Stephen Luce
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  • Stephen Shooster Stephen Shooster
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  • Stephen Van Evera
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  • Steven E. Woodworth
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  • Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield
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  • Steve Pieczenik Steve Pieczenik
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  • Stuart Loory Stuart Loory
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