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Paul Westermeyer
Nationality American
Alma mater Ohio State University
Occupation Author and Historian

Paul W. Westermeyer is a public historian and the 2015 recipient of "The Brigadier General Edwin Simmons-Henry I. Shaw Award" for his book Liberating Kuwait: U.S. Marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991.[1]

EducationEdit

Westermeyer received both his bachelor's (in history) and master's degrees (in military history) from Ohio State University.

CareerEdit

He began his career teaching history at Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College.[2] In 2005, Westermeyer became a historian for the Marine Corps History Division,[2] where he began publishing books.[2] He is the series historian for the Marines in the Vietnam War Commemorative Series.

AwardsEdit

In 2015, Westermeyer was awarded The Brigadier General Edwin Simmons–Henry I. Shaw Award for superior historical scholarship, a prize given out by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.[1]

PublicationsEdit

  • U.S. Marines in Battle: Al-Khafji, 28 January - 1 February 1991[3]
  • Liberating Kuwait: U.S. Marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991[4]
  • Desert Voices: An Oral History Anthology of Marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991[5]
  • U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2010-2014: Anthology and Annotated Bibliography[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation - Annual Awards Program - Previous Award Winners". The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. http://www.marineheritage.org/2017awardwinners.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Marine Corps University - Paul W. Westermeyer". usmcu.edu. https://www.usmcu.edu/content/paul-w-westermeyer. 
  3. Westermeyer, Paul (in English) (PDF). U.S. Marines in Battle: Al-Khafji, 28 January - 1 February 1991. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, History Division (published 2008). OCLC 227207489. https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Publications/Publication%20PDFs/Khafji%20Battle%20Study.pdf. 
  4. Westermeyer, Paul (in English) (PDF). Liberating Kuwait: U.S. Marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991. Quantico, VA: U.S. Marine Corps, History Division (published 2014). ISBN 9780991158812. OCLC 907575749. https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Publications/Publication%20PDFs/Liberating%20Kuwait.pdf. 
  5. Westermeyer, Paul; Hinman, Alexander, eds (in English) (PDF). Desert Voices: An Oral History Anthology of Marines in the Gulf War, 1990-1991. U.S. Marine Corps, History Division (published 2016). OCLC 947723097. https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Publications/Publication%20PDFs/Desert%20Voices.pdf. 
  6. Westermeyer, Paul; Blaker, Christopher N., eds (2017) (in English) (PDF). U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2010-2014: Anthology and Annotated Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps, History Division (published 2017-04-24). OCLC 973199673. https://www.usmcu.edu/sites/default/files/HD/Publications/Afghanistan%20Anthology%202010%20to%202014.pdf. 

External linksEdit

  • Westermeyer's faculty page at the Marine Corps University's site

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