Brief Biography
of
Curt Johnson
Curt Johnson has over 30 years of experience in teaching, management, research, writing, and quantitative/qualitative analyses of history, military history, and military affairs. His work has been principally as a consultant and analyst for government agencies and defense industry firms, and he has authored, co-authored, or contributed to 20 books and numerous articles, studies, and reports.

From 1978 to 1992, he was, successively, research associate, director of research, vice president for research, and corporate vice president of the Historical Evaluation & Research Organization (HERO) and its successor organizations. Working directly with Col. Trevor Dupuy, he was intimately involved in all aspects of Dupuy's pioneering work in the collection, organization, and analysis of military experience data located in archives worldwide. This work resulted in numerous unique products for DoD and Army agencies, including USACAA.

Among Mr. Johnson's publications are: Artillery (London, 1975; Paris, 1976); Battles of the American Revolution (London and New York, 1975); and Civil War Battles (London and New York 1977). He was co-author with Trevor Dupuy of the best-seller, How to Defeat Saddam Hussein (New York, 1991), which accurately predicted the course, outcome, and human cost of the Gulf War.

In addition, he served as managing editor, subject editor (History & Biography), and contributor to the International Military and Defense Encyclopedia (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, Inc., 1993). Mr. Johnson continues to consult to publishers as a subject matter and marketing expert.

Mr. Johnson lives in McLean, Va., and is a member of the American Historical Association, the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, the Historical Society, and the Virginia Historical Society. He is currently at work on a book describing ten Civil War cavalry battles, from Brandy Station to Five Forks, and has begun work on a biography of Confederate cavalryman Tom Munford.

Page created 2 November 2009, revised 3 November 2009.