Edward J. Marolda served as the Director of Naval History (Acting) and Senior Historian of the US Navy. In 2017 the Naval Historical Foundation honored him with its Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 20 works on the US Navy’s experience in Vietnam and other aspects of US naval history, including the award-winning Shield and Sword: The U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf War and By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy and the War in Southeast Asia. At Georgetown University, he taught courses on the Cold War in the Far East. He holds degrees in history from Pennsylvania Military College (BA), Georgetown University (MA), and George Washington University (Ph. D). Dr. Marolda served as a US Army officer in the Republic of Vietnam during 1969 and 1970.