Lt Col (Ret) Harold E. Raugh Jr. PhD currently serves as Command Historian, U.S. Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany. He previously served as Command Historian, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 2015-2017. He also previously served as Command Historian, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (2014-2015); as Command Historian, U.S. Army V Corps, in Germany (2006-2013); and as Command Historian, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey, California (2002-2006).
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; West Berlin; South Korea; the Persian Gulf (Operation Desert Storm); with the United Nations in Israel, Egypt, and Jordan; in Saudi Arabia (Operation Southern Watch); and as a NATO detachment commander in the former Yugoslavia (Operation Joint Guard). 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 or editor of seventeen military history books (and more than 850 published articles and book reviews), including the highly-acclaimed Wavell in the Middle East, 1939-1941: A Study in Generalship (London: Brassey’s, 1993; reprint, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013), and The Victorians at War, 1815-1914: An Encyclopedia of British Military History (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2004). He has also edited, among others, “It Will Be Done!” U.S. Army V Corps, 1918-2009: A Pictorial History (Heidelberg, Germany: Command History Office, Headquarters, V Corps, 2009); End of Empires: Challenges to Security and Statehood in Flux (Bucharest, Romania: Military Publishing House, 2010); Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR: V Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1995-1996 – An Oral History (Fort Leavenworth, Kans.: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2010); Regular and Irregular Warfare: Experiences of Historical and Contemporary Armed Conflicts (Belgrade, Serbia: Institute of Strategic Research, 2012); and Past through Present: Thoughts on Military History at the Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Levels of War (Vienna: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum [Austrian Military History Museum], 2013)
An internationally-recognized expert on British and European military history and leadership, Dr. Raugh was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in the United Kingdom in 2001, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2010, and a member of the British Commission for Military History.