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Tom Carhart





Thomas M. Carhart, J.D., Ph.D.





            U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY: B.S. in Engineering (degree received 1966)

            University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI: J.D. (degree received 1973)

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: M.A. and Ph.D. in American and military history (Ph.D. received 1998; dissertation on African American West Pointers during the 19th century)


Publications (partial list):

Lost Triumph: Lee's Full Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in April, 2005

West Point Warriors: Profiles of Duty, Honor, Country in Battle, a bicentennial history of West Point focusing on her graduates at war, published by Warner Books in August, 2002 with 45,000 copies in print.

Iron Soldiers published by Pocket Books in 1994 with 80,000 copies in print; the U.S. 1st Armored Division through the Gulf War

The Offering published in hardback by William Morrow in 1987 with 12,500 copies in print and in paperback by Warner Books in 1988 with 65,000 copies in print; personal Vietnam memoir

Battles and Campaigns in Vietnam published in hardback by Crown in 1984 with 30,000 copies in print and in paperback as Battlefront: Vietnam by Warner Books in 1991 with 65,000 copies in print; military history of the Vietnam War

Papers and articles: two “Essays on Strategy,” published by the National Defense University Press (1990); various public policy papers for the Rand Corporation (1974-76); three international tax articles for European Taxation (1973-74); an article on Vietnam written in French for Historia, a French journal (1991); over 50 newspaper articles and op-ed pieces in various papers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post


Professional Experience:

          Author: various books, papers, and articles (see Publications above)

Historian: US Army Center of Military History: researched, wrote, and edited portions of various official books and other publications (1994-98); adjunct professor of history at University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

Policy analyst: various agencies within the Department of the Army including Programs Analysis and Evaluation (1981-83; 1989-92) and the Strategic Defense Command (1986-89)

State (Connecticut) and National Director: Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, a federal program funded as part of VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America (1983-86)

Attorney: international corporate law with the Archibald law firm in Brussels, Belgium (1977-78); general practice of law in Amherst, Massachusetts (1978-80)

Policy analyst and graduate student of economics: Rand Corporation and Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, CA. (1974-76)

Editor: European Taxation, published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1973-74)

US Army Service: Infantry Platoon Leader and Advisor in Vietnam, decorated for service, valor, and wounds (two Purple Hearts); Instructor of French language and literature at the US Military Academy at West Point (Military service: 1966-69)




Bilingual in French and English



Professional Certifications:

            Admitted to the Bars of Michigan and Massachusetts



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