Douglas E. Nash

Douglas E. Nash

Doug Nash is a West Point Class of 1980 graduate and a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 32 years of active duty service in places like Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Cuba, and Uzbekistan. He served in a variety of Army units, such as armored cavalry, armor, and special operations forces, including Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations. Upon retirement from the Army in 2006 after working for three years in the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, he worked as a stability operations and civil-military operations subject matter expert for the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Training and Education Center in Quantico for five years, and as the senior historian of the Marine Corps' History Division at Marine Corps University from 2013 - 2019. His works include "Hell's Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket January to February 1944" and "Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp: with the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich (which was nominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction)," as well as several articles for military history magazines, such as World War Two, Army History, and Armchair General. Along with co-author Remy Spezzano, he published his fourth book, Kampfgruppe Mühlenkamp and recently published his fifth book, "Unternehmen ILSE" as well as currently working on a definitive history of the IV SS Panzer Corps from 1944 - 1945, "From the Realm of a Dying Sun" with Casemate Publishing. In addition, he edited the RZM publication, "Kampfraum Arnhem" as well as a proofreader for several other works. When not writing, he enjoys serving as a sailing crew member of the Deck Department of the restored WWII Liberty Ship, the S.S. John W. Brown, docked in Baltimore, MD.
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