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Lt. Col. Charlie Neimeyer, Ph.D. (USMC, ret.)

Lt. Col. Charlie Neimeyer, Ph.D. (USMC, ret.)

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Following graduation from the University of Maryland, Charles P. Neimeyer began his professional career as a military officer with the United States Marine Corps in 1976. Following the completion of The Basic School, he was assigned the military MOS of artillery and received additional professional artillery instruction at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Neimeyer served in all three Marine Corps divisions during his 20-year active-duty military career, including service as a strategic plans officer at Headquarters, Marine Corps; on the military staff at the White House for Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton; and as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval War College.

Neimeyer retired from active service in 1996. He then returned to the Naval War College in 1997 as a professor of national security affairs. In 2006, he became the director and chief of Marine Corps History, Quantico, Virginia. He remained in that capacity until he retired from civilian federal service in January 2018. Upon completing federal service, he received the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the Marine Corps University Foundation Chapman Medallion.

Neimeyer teaches Strategy and Policy for the Naval War College in the Fleet Support Program, Washington D.C., and at Georgetown and Catholic Universities.

A prolific author, Neimeyer has published numerous military history articles in various journals and magazines. He has authored the following books: America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army, 1775-1783 (NYU Press, 1996), The Revolutionary War (Greenwood Press, 2007), and War Comes to the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814, (Naval Institute, 2015).

Neimeyer currently resides in Stafford County, Virginia.