I'm an award-winning, Department of the Army-designated, military historian focusing on organizational transformation. My work also includes advising the producers of the PBS series "History Detectives," and the documentary "Salinger," plus appearing on/advising the Fox News/Business Channel series "War Stories with Oliver North" episode titled "Hell in the Hürtgen Forest." The Center for Army Leadership used excerpts from my A Dark and Bloody Ground for instructional purposes, and in December 2022 I appeared live on WW2TV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8JZkirgDH4). I am also the Chairman of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Perryville Battlefield Commission, appointed by the Governor.
I have over 30 years' experience in designing and conducting experiential instruction ('Staff Ride') programs for the U.S. Army and am partnered with former Wall Street analyst and award-winning military historian Steven Ossad to develop Corporate Staff Rides (CSR) to help senior business executives make better decisions.
During my 20-year Army career, I was a logistics/supply chain management officer with service in Germany and in high-level staff positions at the Pentagon, including membership on a hand-picked team reporting directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. I developed supply chain solutions for classified special operations units and managed oversight of business programs for the Defense Commissary Agency and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. I also advised a Presidentially-appointed commission investigating a Korean War incident, the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the U.S., and a review of retroactive awards of the Medal of Honor to WWII African-American and Asian-American soldiers.
After the Army, I directed the design and implementation of PC supply chain solutions for a Fortune 50 media company and am now employed by a top-tier strategy and technology consulting firm.
I have a BA in history and graduate degree in Public Administration; I'm a resident graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and my other military education includes graduate-level seminars through the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School.
A Dark and Bloody Ground – the Hürtgen Forest and Roer River Dams 1944-1945, describes the price paid by the common soldier when senior leaders cannot visualize long term goals. It won the F. C. Pogue Prize from the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. Nothing Less Than Full Victory uses small-unit case studies (such as D-Day, Metz, the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen) to describe how the U.S. Army transformed itself from an ill-prepared constabulary to a global force in just 4 years.
My current research interests include U.S. Cavalry operations on Luzon (1945); the experience of civilian internees in the Philippines during WWII and immersive technology in leader training.