William H. Van Husen, U.S. Air Force (Retired) received his BS, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland and his MS in international relations from Troy University. From 1989 to 1994 he taught history and American Government for Central Texas College and the University of Maryland in the European region. He was assistant editor and contributor to ABC-CLIO’s Encyclopedia of World War II: 1939-1945 and Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History, and contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Korean War; Editor and contributor to Garland Publishing’s World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia; and contributor to Naval Institute Press’ Chief of Staff: The Principal Officers behind History’s Great Commanders. He served in Germany for a total of 38 years both in uniform and as a U.S. Air Force civilian. He is retired and lives in New Hampshire.