Professional Military Education in the United States: A Historical Dictionary

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William E. Simons
Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Education - 391 pages
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This book provides a unique resource on the educational development of the American military profession. With nearly 140 entries from 65 authors, it covers the origins and major evolutionary developments of all major institutions from the Federal service academies and ROTC programs through the Capstone program for newly appointed general and flag officers. It provides sketches of personalities who made significant contributions as well as discussions of important concepts influencing professional military curricula, contentious issues affecting program development, and significant academic practices.

Most entries include a brief list of principal sources and a general bibliography is also provided. Simons introduces the historical dictionary with a comprehensive essay that locates most of the topics historically in relation to others.

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WILLIAM E. SIMONS was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force, rising to Colonel rank. After teaching history at the USAF Academy, service at the Pentagon, and two years in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, he retired and joined the RAND Corporation where he conducted research on regional security and defense issues. His most recent books include his collaboration on The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy, 2nd ed. (1994) and Soldiers for Peace (1996).

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