Conrad Crane - Brief Bio
Conrad C. Crane currently is the Director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute. He previously served with the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) at the U.S. Army War College, where he held the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research as well as the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Chair of Aerospace Studies. He joined SSI after retiring from a 26-year military career that concluded with 9 years as Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Dr. Crane holds a B.S. from United States Military Academy (USMA), an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has authored or edited books and monographs on the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He coauthored a prewar study on Reconstructing Iraq that influenced Army planners and has attracted much attention from the media. He was the lead author for the new Army-USMC counterinsurgency manual that was released in December 2006 and was named one of Newsweek’s people to watch in 2007. In November 2007 at the request of General David Petraeus he visited Iraq to evaluate the new doctrine in action.