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Allan R. Millett
USMCR (ret.), Ph.D.
Allegiance American
Service/branch United States Marine Corps

Allan R. Millett is a historian and a retired colonel in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is known for his works on the Korean War, but he has written on other military topics.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Allan R. Millett is the son of John D. Millett, who served as the President of Miami University in Ohio, and his wife Catherine. He has two brothers.

He attended DePauw University, graduating in 1959.[1]

Military career[edit | edit source]

He served as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.[2][3]

He is a past president of the Marine Corps Officer Association.[4]

Academic career[edit | edit source]

He served for 37 years in the history department at Ohio State University. He currently holds the Stephen E. Ambrose Professorship at the University of New Orleans and is also the director of the university’s Eisenhower Center for American Studies.[5][6]

On television[edit | edit source]

He has participated in various documentary productions as an expert, including Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry (2010) and an episode of Greatest Tank Battles (2011).[7]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Millett has written articles for such publications as International Security, The Americas, Armed Forces & Society, Strategic Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Military History Quarterly.

His books include:

  • with Peter Maslowski and William B. Feis. For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012. Free Press, 2012. ISBN 1451623534
  • The War for Korea, 1950-1951: They Came from the North. University Press of Kansas, 2010. ISBN 0700617094
  • The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning. University Press of Kansas, 2005. ISBN 0700613935
  • with Williamson Murray. A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War. Belknap Press, 2001. ISBN 0674006801
  • with Williamson Murray. Military Innovation in the Interwar Period. Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0521637600
  • Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps. Free Press, 1991. Rev. and expanded ed. ISBN 0029215951
  • Military Effectiveness: First World War. Unwin Hyman, 1988. ISBN 0044450532
  • A Short History of the Vietnam War. Indiana U. Press, 1985. ISBN 0253352150
  • The General: Robert L. Bullard & Officership In The U.S. Army, 1881-1925. Greenwood Press, 1975. ISBN 0837179572

Awards[edit | edit source]

In 2004, Millett was named the recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History.[8] He received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in 2008.[9][10] Millett has been a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Professor in Korea and a senior fellow of the Korea Foundation.[5]

From the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, he has received both the Wallace M. Greene and O.P. Smith awards.[2]

During his career, Millett had directed over fifty doctoral dissertations. The Society for Military History named its research fellowship award for doctoral students in Millet's honor, The Allan R. Millett Dissertation Research Fellowship Award.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Allan Millett '59 Authors The War for Korea, 1950-1951: They Came from the North". DePauw University. http://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/25882/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Col Allan R. Millett, USMCR (Ret)". mca-marines.org. https://www.mca-marines.org/person/allan-millett. 
  3. "2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing". tawanifoundation.org. http://www.tawanifoundation.org/LTA/2008-award.html. 
  4. "Col Allan R. Millett Heads Mcroa - Marine Corps Association". mca-marines.org. https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/1987/07/col-allan-r-millett-heads-mcroa. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Allan Millett - College of Liberal Arts | University of New Orleans". Uno.edu. http://www.uno.edu/academicaffairs/endowed-chairs/allan-millett.aspx. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  6. "News Article: Military History Professor Provides Korean War Perspectives". Defense.gov. 2012-12-05. http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118711. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  7. "Allan Millett". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3162476/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t1. 
  8. "Morison Prize". Smh-hq.org. http://www.smh-hq.org/awards/morison.html. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  9. "Allan R. Millett : 2008 Pritzker Literature Award Winner | Pritzker Military Museum & Library | Chicago". Pritzkermilitary.org. 2008-10-04. http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/explore/pritzker-literature-award/allan-r-millett-2008-pritzker-literature-award-winner/. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  10. "Candid Candace: Military Museum salutes Pritzker winner - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2013-11-29. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-11-29/entertainment/ct-sun-1201-candid-candace-20131129_1_tim-o-brien-rick-atkinson-2010-award. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  11. "Millett Award - The Society for Military History". smh-hq.org. http://www.smh-hq.org/awards/millett.html. 

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