Richard L. DiNardo is Professor for National Security Affairs at the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia. He obtained a B.A. in History in 1979 from Bernard Baruch College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). DiNardo then attended the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, receiving his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in History in 1985 and 1988, respectively. DiNardo assumed his present position with the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in January 1998.
DiNardo has an extensive record of publication. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited seven books on topics ranging from German military history to the American Civil War to the Royal Navy in the age of sail. His most recent work, Invasion: The Conquest of Serbia, 1915, published by Praeger, appeared in 2015. DiNardo’s previous book, Breakthrough: The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign, 1915, also published by Praeger in 2010, won runner-up prize for the World War I Historical Association’s Tomlinson Book Award. One of DiNardo’s earlier publications, Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse, published by the University of Kansas Press in 2005, is part of the required reading in a course on coalition warfare at Air War College. Aside from books, he also has published an extensive number of articles on a variety of topics in scholarly journals and professional military publications.
Areas of Interest:
- American Civil War
- German Army of World War II
- Operational Art