Harold E. Raugh, Jr., is the Command Historian, U.S. Army V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany. He previously served as the Command Historian, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California, from 2002 to 2006.
Dr. Raugh retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years' service as an Infantry officer. He served on active duty in the United States and in West Berlin, South Korea, the Persian Gulf, with the United Nations in Egypt and Jordan, in Saudi Arabia, and as a NATO detachment commander in the former Yugoslavia. He also served as an Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, West Point, as well as at the Pentagon and at the National Security Agency. Dr. Raugh, who received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), served as an Adjunct Professor of Military History and National Security Studies, American Military University, Manassas Park, Virginia, from 2000 to 2004.
Dr. Raugh is the author of the highly acclaimed Wavell in the Middle East, 1939-1941: A Study in Generalship (London: Brassey’s, 1993), the best-selling Fort Ord (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004), Presidio of Monterey (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004), and The Victorians at War, 1815-1914: An Encyclopedia of British Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004). His edited work, The British Army, 1815-1914, was published as a volume in The International Library of Essays in Military History by Ashgate Publishing in 2006. Dr. Raugh’s monograph, “British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography,” will be published by Scarecrow Press in 2008. Dr. Raugh has also written over 700 articles and book reviews published in prominent international military and historical journals. He recently served as the associate editor of the Journal of America’s Military Past, and served as book review editor of the Journal of America’s Military Past, Military Heritage, WWII History, and the Defence Journal of Pakistan. Dr. Raugh was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in the United Kingdom in 2001.