Marines

Brian F. Neumann, Ph.D.

Supervisory Historian, Histories Branch
History Division

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise:
  • Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
  • The United States in the First World War
  • American Military History
  • Marine Corps History

Education

  • Ph.D. History, 2006, Texas A&M University
  • M.A., History, 2001, Texas A&M University
  • B.A., History, 1998, University of Southern California

Biography

Dr. Neumann spent five years teaching at the collegiate level, including classes at Texas A&M University, Newman University, and the United States Military Academy, West Point. I joined the U.S. Army Center of Military History in 2010 and developed expertise in U.S. Army operations in Afghanistan. From 2014-2017 I was a member of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Operation ENDURING FREEDOM Study Group, which produced a two-volume operational history of the war. I was lead author on the 2005-2008 section. From 2016-2018 I was the CMH WWI SME for the WWI Centennial Commemoration. In 2020 I joined the Marine Corps History Division as the Supervisory Historian, Histories Branch.

Selected Publications

  • Contributing Author, Modern War in an Ancient Land: The United States Army in Afghanistan, 2001-2014. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, forthcoming.
  • Co-Author, The U.S. Army in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom, May 2005-January 2009. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2020.
  • Series Editor, The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I Commemorative Series, 10 Volumes, Washington D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2016-2019.
  • Contributing Author, The Great War: U.S. Army Artifacts, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2018.
  • “Preparations” in Lengel, Edward G., ed. A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • “Allied Coalition Warfare during the First World War” in Frentzos, Christos and Antonio Thompson, eds. The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History. New York: Routledge, 2013.
  • Co-Author, The U.S. Army in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom, March 2002-April 2005. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2013.
  • “Teaching Contemporary Military History.” The Federalist. 34 (Summer 2012): 10-11.
  • “A Question of Authority: A Reassessment of the March-Pershing Feud in the First World War.” The Journal of Military History. 73:5 (Oct 2009): 1117-1142.

Professional memberships

  • Society for Military History
Marine Corps University