Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief. Lieutenant Colonel Keith E. Bonn, USA (Retired). A career infantry officer with extensive tactical experience in various command and staff positions in airborne, infantry, and light infantry units in Korea, Central America, and the continental United States. Holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) with a concentration in the German language, an M.A. from the University of Chicago in European history, and a Ph.D.from the University of Chicago in International history. His doctoral dissertation, When the Odds Were Even: The Vosges Mountains Campaign, October 1944-January 1945, is in its second printing (Presidio, 1994). It was chosen as a Featured Selection for the month of November 1995 by the Military Book Club. He is also the author of the 48th Edition of the Army Officer's Guide (Stackpole Books, 1999), With Fire and Zeal: The 276thInfantry Regiment in World War II (Aegis, 1998), and, with Master Sergeant Tony Baker, he is the author of A Guide to Military Operations Other Than War (Stackpole Books). Colonel Bonn taught various core and upper-division elective courses in military history during a three-year assignment to the Department of History at USMA. While serving as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command and since his retirement from active duty-under contract to the Army-he has written extensive official literature concerning future Army operational concepts and their institutional implications. His areas of expertise are WWII European Theater scholarship, Army operations, and Army futures issues.
Production Coordinator. Patricia Bonn. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa StateUniversity. Mrs. Bonn has 21 years of publishing experience, from sales and marketing for International Thomson Publishing Company in Little Rock and Tulsa, to all phases of production for numerous publishers, including Thomson, Random House, and Scott-Foresman.
Office Manager. Sarah Crawford The newest member of our staff, Sarah brings a can-do attitude to our office, where she will be responsible for day to day operations and order fulfillment. Sarah is a recent graduate of York Technical Institute with an associate's degree in Business Management.
Graphics Specialist. Alyssia Levesque. A graphic artist with extensive experience as command illustrator for the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, whose still and animated work has been the visual substance of countless four-star presentations before national military and industrial audiences, as well as both houses of Congress. Ms. Levesque is a graduate of the Defense Visual Information School, and is completing a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf's College. Among numerous other Aegis projects, she has been creating universally-acclaimed, uniquely-crafted individual photographic collages for veterans of the 100th Infantry Division Association since August, 1999.
Business Consultant. Master Sergeant Anthony E. Baker, USAR (Retired). Sergeant Baker is a career infantry, special forces, and civil affairs non-commissioned officer. A Gulf War veteran, he served in a wide variety of locations in the Caribbean, Central America, and the continental U.S., as well as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. With Colonel Bonn, he is co-author of A Tactical Guide to Military Operations Other Than War for Stackpole Books. In addition to his wholesale/retail seafood business, he is currently employed as by the E-Tel Corporation, an electronic commerce firm in Rhode Island. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the College of Rhode Island.
European Literary and Historical Consultant. Lise Pommois. An accomplished historian and widely recognized friend of US Army veterans returning to France to retrace their wartime routes, Madame Pommois received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Sorbonne. She began her career as an educator in Chalons-sur-Marne, but continued it in Alsace when she and her husband moved there in 1968. She has been an English teacher in Niederbronn-les-Bains since 1976. Her introduction to her first American combat veterans in 1984 sparked what has become a passionate interest in the fighting in Alsace during the War. Since then, she has provided extensive support to both public and private commemorative activities, including her instrumental role in the preparations for the 40th anniversary celebrations of WWII in Hatten-Rittershoffen in June 1985 and countless instances of liaison and consultation with US Army veterans' groups and local, department, and national government offices in France. A member of the Cercle d'Histoire et d'Archeologie d'Alsace du Nord, she has also written numerous major articles and books about the liberation of Alsace, including Winter Storm: War in Northern Alsace, November 1944-March 1945 (Turner, 1991), which is now in its third printing; . Every year she travels to the US and attends unit reunions; she is an honorary member of the 36th and 42d Infantry and 14th Armored Division Associations and an associate member of many others (3rd, 63rd, 70th Infantry Divisions, and the 12th Armored Division Association). She is currently looking forward to retiring from full-time teaching in 2001, and to being able to concentrate on writing for Aegis! Currently, she has two books planned: one, already well underway, about the Natzwiller concentration camp (the only concentration camp in France during WWII), and one about French First Army operations in the High Vosges and Colmar Pocket in late 1944/early 1945.
Militaria Consultant. Lieutenant Commander Ron Wolin, USN (Ret.) A serious collector of German and American 20th century military artifacts since the early 1960s. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Boston University, and served in the US Navy for over 25 years as both a rating and line officer on destroyers, cruisers, amphibians, and patrol boats; he commanded a ten-boat river patrol boat (PBR) unit in Vietnam. Since his retirement from active duty in 1980, he has been a full-time dealer of militaria, with a very active retail and mail order business in Hampton Roads, Virginia. A member of the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors (ASMIC), he also purveys his wares at 18-20 major militaria shows per year. In the four decades in which he has been seriously collecting, he has developed an international reputation for integrity and fair-dealing, and an especially well-regarded expertise in WWII items: several well-known German dealers acquire many of their Third Reich pieces from him!
Security and Research Consultant. W. Scott Hatten. A former Regular Army infantry NCO and current intelligenceofficer in the US Army Reserve, he worked as a counterintelligence NCO in Germany and the States before earning his commission. Scott holds a B.A. in History from the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently is majority owner and director of Windsor and Hatten, Inc., the largest private investigating and security firm in Seattle, Washington.
Lieutenant Colonel John A. "Jack" English, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Canadian Army-Retired). Holds a B.S. from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, and a Ph.D. from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.An Associate with the International Institutefor Strategic Studies. An expert in World War II history, Lieutenant Colonel English is the author of The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign: A Study of Failure in High Command (Praeger, 1991); and Marching Through Chaos (Praeger). He co-authored On Infantry with Bruce I. Gudmundsson (Praeger, 1994); He teaches for the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario, and is currently a visiting professor at the United States Naval War College. He is the editor of a new Praeger series, War Studies.
Major Dale E. Wilson, USA (Retired). Served as an enlisted combat infantryman with the Americal Division in Vietnam, and as an Armor officer in Regular Army tactical units in various command and staff assignments in the continental United States and abroad. He received his MA and Ph.D. degrees in history from Temple University in Philadelphia and has taught at the United States Military Academy, and the University of San Francisco. He became Executive Editor of Presidio Press after retiring from the Army in 1991 an is currently a free-lance editor and professor for American Military University.His published works include Treat 'Em Rough!:The Birth of American Armor, 1917-20 (Presidio 1989), and "Recipe for Failure: Major General Edward M. Almond and the Preparation of the 92d Infantry Division for Combat in World War II," which appeared in the The Journal of Military History (July 1992). Major Wilson was widely recognized as a writer, editor, and innovator in print journalism during his nearly ten years as an enlisted journalist and public affairs officer in the 1970s and '80s. His tank company received the Draper Award for Armor Leadership at Fort Carson, Colorado, in 1985 and he was recently inducted into the Armor branch's Order of St. George.
Lieutenant Colonel John O'Brien, USA (Retired). A career infantry and intelligence officer with extensive tacticalexperience in Europe, Central America, and the continental U.S. Holds a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in American History from St. Louis University, an M.M.A.S. (Master of Military Arts and Sciences) from the Army Command and General Staff College, as a result of graduation from the prestigious School of Advanced Military Studies(SAMS). Currently an adjunct professor of history at Austin Peay University, he has been admitted as a candidate for the Ph.D. in American History at St. Louis University.
Mr. Terence Poulos. Mr. Poulos holds a B.A. in Modern History from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in International History from the University of Chicago, and is a doctoral candidate there under Professor Michael Geyer. Mr. Poulos has been published in scholarly and popular journals and is a full-time scholar. Mr. Poulos' most recently served as co-editor for Aegis' second book, the critically-acclaimed WWII memoir, The Final Crisis: Combat in Northern Alsace, January 1945, by the late Richard Engler.
Internet Consultant. Mr. Rob Fitzgibbon With over ten years experience in new media design and development, Rob Fitzgibbon applies his wealth of expertise towards Aberjona's online projects. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Mr. Fitzgibbon is also an avid amateur military historian.