Richard L. DiNardo, Ph.D.

Professor of National Security Affairs
Command and Staff College

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 432-4655
Areas of Interest: German military


M.Phil, Ph.D. History, City University of New York
B.A. History, City University of New York


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 received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in History in 1985 and 1988, from the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, and 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 eight books on topics ranging from German military history to the American Civil War to the Royal Navy in the age of sail.


Aside from books, DiNardo also has published an extensive number of articles on a variety of topics in scholarly journals and professional military publications, to include The Journal of Military History, War in History, and Joint Forces Quarterly.His article, “The German Military Mission in Romania, 1940-1941,” published in the April 2013 issue of Joint Forces Quarterly, won the prize for best article in the “Recall” section of Joint Forces Quarterly for that year. He is currently working on a book on the campaigns of 1915 on the eastern front, which is due to appear in 2020.


Selected Publications

Imperial Germany and War, 1871-1918 (co-authored with Daniel J. Hughes), to be published by University Press of Kansas in March 2018

Invasion: The Conquest of Serbia, 1915, was published by Praeger in 2015

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

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

James Longstreet: The Man, the Soldier, the Controversy (co-edited with Albert A. Nofi) was published by Da Capo Press in 1998

Germany’s Panzer Army was published by Greenwood Press in 1997

The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660-1815 (co-edited with David Syrett), was published by the Navy Records Society in 1994

Mechanized Juggernaut or Military Anachronism?: Horses and the German Army of World War II, published by Greenwood Press in 1991, remains the standard work on the subject


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