Dr. William M. Hammond, PhD

Dr. William M. Hammond, PhD

Title: Author, Historian, Educator
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Dr. William M. Hammond, PhD, Author, Historian, and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history education.

Building off a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America, Dr. Hammond remained at his alma mater to further his education. In 1968, he earned a Master’s degree, which preceded the Doctor of Philosophy he achieved in 1973. With an exceptional foundation, he then began his career as an author and historian with the Vietnam branch of the U.S. Army Center of Military History. In 2001, Dr. Hammond became the chief of the general histories branch at the Army center, a role he held until 2010. Alongside these roles, he excelled as a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland from 1991 until 2012.

Since 2011, Dr. Hammond has been recognized as a respected commentator, reviewer and lecturer in his field. Likewise, since 1986, he has been the editor, web-master and vice president of the board of directors for Strathmore’s Bel Pre Civic Organization. Further, throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Hammond has authored numerous books. These include “The Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era,” “The U.S. Army in Vietnam” and “The Military and the Media: 1962-1968.” His three books on military news-media relations during the Vietnam War are considered the definitive works on the subject, which is an immense honor for Dr. Hammond. He considers these works to be among his greatest career accomplishments.

An active member of his industry, Dr. Hammond maintains affiliation with the Society of Military History and the Organization of American Historians, for which he is a distinguished lecturer. As a reflection of his various accomplishments, he was inducted into the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement in 2017. In addition, the U.S. Department of the Army awarded him the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2010, followed by the Richard W. Leopold Award given to him by the Organization of American Historians from 2000. As a further testament to Dr. Hammond’s success, he is highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

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