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Retired General (Dr.) Robert Scales is one of America’s best known and most respected authorities on land warfare. Immediately
after retirement from the Army he was appointed President and CEO of Walden University located in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr.
Scales served over thirty years in the Army, retiring as a Major General. He commanded two units in Vietnam, winning the Silver St
ar for action during the battles around Dong Ap Bia (Hamburger Hill) during the summer of 1969. Subsequently, he served in
command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, and Korea and ended his military career as Commandant of the
United States Army War College. In 1995 he created the Army After Next program which was the Army’s first attempt to build a
strategic game and operational concept for future land warfare. He has written and lectured on warfare to academic, government,
military, and business groups in the United States, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. He is the author of
two books on military history: Certain Victory, the official account of the Army in the Gulf War and Firepower in Limited War
, a history of the evolution of firepower doctrine since the end of the Korean War. In addition he is an authority on contemporary and
future warfare. Concepts and ideas contained in his writings and studies have significant influenced the course of contemporary modern
ization and reform within the military. He has written two books on the theory of warfare: Future Warfare, a strategic anthology on
America’s wars to come and Yellow Smoke: the Future of Land Warfare for America’s Military. He was the only serving officer to have
written books subsequently selected for inclusion in the official reading lists of three services; Certain Victory for the Army,
Firepower for the Marine Corps and Yellow Smoke for the Navy. Congressman Ike Skelton has included Yellow Smoke
in his National Security Book List sponsored by National Defense University. His latest work, The Iraq War: a Military History
, written with Williamson Murray has been reviewed very favorably by the New York Times, Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. He is a frequent
consultant with the senior leadership of every service in the Department of Defense as well as Congress and many allied militaries. He has testified seven times before the Senate and House Armed Services as well as the Foreign Relations and Environmental Committees of the Senate. He was honored to be the twentieth Nimitz Memorial Lecturer in 2004. In 2010 he was appointed as a member of the Congressional Quadrennial Defense Review. He is senior military analyst for The BBC, National Public Radio and Fox News Network. He has appeared as
a commentator on The History Channel., The Discovery Channel, PBS, TLC and Star Television. His commentary is carried frequently on all major television outlets in the Peoples Republic of China. He has written for and been frequently quoted in The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Roll Call and virtually every service defense periodical and media network on issues relating to military history, future warfare and defense policy. He is a graduate of West Point and earned his PhD in
history from Duke University.