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Michael D Doubler
Vice President, Historian

Michael D Doubler served twenty-three years on active duty as a Regular Army and full-time Army National Guard officer. He retired at the rank of Colonel. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York and holds a doctorate degree in military history from The Ohio State University. In his early military assignments, he served in command and staff positions in armor and infantry units in the United States and in Europe. From 1985-1988, he taught military history as a faculty member of the Department of History at West Point. He was assigned to the Army National Guard Directorate in Washington, D.C. during 1988-2000, serving in the force structure, mobilization, and readiness functional areas and as a speechwriter for the Chief, National Guard Bureau. His service as a full-time Army National Guard officer began in 1991 and was completed with his retirement in 2000.

Mike Doubler is previously the author of Closing With the Enemy: How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945 that won the Eisenhower Center’s Forrest C. Pogue Prize in 1994 and the New York Military Affairs Symposium Award for “Best Book” in 1995. He is also the author of Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War: The Army National Guard, 1636-2000, which has been hailed as the definitive history of the Army Guard. His latest book, The National Guard: An Illustrated History of America’s Citizen Soldiers, was released by Brassey’s, Inc. in 2003. At present, he is completing a book on the American Civil War. Colonel Doubler has appeared on several national news venues and is a frequent commentator on The History Channel. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Guard Educational Foundation. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia