January 1992 - July 1998 Staff Sergeant (E6), United States Marine Corps
Military Occupational Skill:
Assault Amphibian Crewman
Primary Marksman Instructor (MTU)
Coursework (PhD), European History, George Mason University, Alexandria, Virginia, 2006.
Coursework (MA), U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Strategy and Policy, 2000.
Master's of Arts, Military Studies, Land Warfare, American Military University, Manassas, VA, Dec 1997.
Bachelor's of Arts, Commercial/Graphic Art, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA, May 1990.
Will-Feodor von Neumann von Schmiedeberg von Winckler and Dieter Stenger, Fahnenjunker Frontbewährung: The Eyewitness Account of a German Officer Candidate on the Eastern Front 1943-1944, Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2000.
"The U.S. Army Model 1913 Cavalry "Patton" Sabre, Springfield Armory Serial Number 1," Army History, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Winter 2014, Washington, D.C. PB 20-14-1 (No. 90), 24-25.
"Arming the Revolution: Amusettes Manufactured in Stafford, VA," Armchair General, May 2013 (Thousand Oaks, CA: 2013), 13.
"The Star-Spangled Banner Sword Carried by Captain John Berry at the Battle of Fort McHenry," Man at Arms for the Gun Cololector and Sword, Volume 34, No.5, October 2012 (Mowbray Publishing: Woonsocker, RI), pp. 14-19.
"As a Token of Esteem and Respect: Presentation-Grade Sword Given to 1stLt. Oscar D. McMillan, U.S. Army, 1865," Army History, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Winter 2013, Washington, D.C. PB 20-13-1 (No. 86), 20-21.
"Benton Board Test Rifle No.9," Armchair General, January 2013 (Thousand Oaks, CA: 2013), 13.
"The U.S. Army Adds a National Treasure to Its Core Collection," Army History, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Spring 2012, Washington, D.C. PB 20-12-2 (No. 83), 26-27.
"The Trilogy Of Army Strength: Center Of Military History, National Museum Of The U.S. Army Project Office And The Army Historical Foundation Unite To Support Local Veterans Day Exhibits," Army Museum Memo, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Issue 60 (Washington, D.C.: GPO, Nov/Dec/Jan 2007-2008), 18-20.
"To Accession or Not to Accession: Knowing Your Collection is Half the Battle." Army Museum Memo, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Issue 55, (Washington, D.C.: GPO, Nov/Dec/Jan 2006-2007), 19-20.
"Marine Sniper Legend's M40 Rifle." Fortitudine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, (2005), 9.
"Menace In Iraq (The RPG-7)." Fortitudine, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, (2004), 9.
"Barrett Sniper Rifle Added to Collection." Fortitudine, Vol. XXX, No. 3, (2004), 10.
"We Christen Thee, EFV!" Fortitudine, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, (2003), 8.
"The AAVP7A1, 'C4 Express'." Fortitudine, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, (2003), 7.
"Corkscrew and Blowtorch." Fortitudine, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, (2002), 10.
"The M3 Carbine and Sniperscope." Fortitudine, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, (2001), 14.
"Vietnam Era 'Howtar' Restored." Fortitudine, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, (2001), 11.
"Protecting the Mail in 1921 and 1926." Fortitudine, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, (2001), 12.
"Heritage Foundation Provides Ammunition to Restore Maxim Machine Gun Collection." Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Sentinel, (Quantico: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Summer 2001) 4-5.
"Leyte Gulf Survivors: The Annapolis Group." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, March, 1999.
"First LVT(1) Ashore Never Left Tarawa Beach." Fortitudine, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, (Spring 1998), 7-8.
"German Defense Plan Made Belleau Wood 'A Massive Machine Gun Nest'." Fortitudine, Vol. XXVII, No. 3, (Winter 1997-1998), 15.
"Blacksheep Flight Jacket Is in 'Ace' Condition." Fortitudine, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, (Fall 1997), 19.
"Quantico 'Alligator' Listed as Engineering Landmark." Fortitudine, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, (Summer 1997), 12-13.
"Discerning Marine Kept Amtrac Documents from Loss." Fortitudine: Bulletin of the Marine Corps Historical Program, Vol. XXVI, No. 4, (Washington, D.C.: GPO, Spring 1997), 16-17.
Articles accepted for review:
"A Study of Naval Theory in the Atlantic during World War II: The Theory of Mahan and the Carrier Escort Doctrine," Naval War College.
"Saint Vith: The US Army Tank Doctrine, Tactical Mobility and Strategic Victory," Combat Studies Institute, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
"The 10th SS Panzer Division," George Mason University, 2011
"Hitler, the Rise of Nazism, and Appeasement," Fredericksburg Military History and Collectors Club, 2001.
Living History, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA 23185, Military Through the Ages.
Living History, National Parks Service, Eisenhower Farm, Gettysburg, VA
Translated all German material for the book by Leo Barron and Don Cygan, No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (Penguin Publishing, New York: 2012), including the following German reports:
Report Over the 15th Panzer-Grenadier-Division during the Ardennes Offensive from 16 December 1944 to 2 February 1945: MS P-032c. After Action Report, Department of the Army, 1949. Operations Staff of the XXXXVII Panzer Corps. Operation Christrose, Operations Order of the XXXXVII Panzer Corps. Operations Order, XXXXVII Panzer Corps, 1944.
Operations, 26th Volksgrenadier Division. Ia, Durchburch und Vormarsch auf Bastogne. German Military Records, German Military Records, College Park: National Archives, 1945. Operations Section. Unit Journal for the 115th Panzergrenadier Regiment. Daily Unit Journal, Freiburg, Germany: Wehrmacht, 1944.
Guttman, Joachim. MS# P109e Ardennes Follow-Up: 2nd Panzer Division 16-20 December 1944 & 13-17 January 1945. Correction Sheer, College Park, Maryland: Department of the Army, 1952.
Husken, J. "Letter to Mrs. Anton Adorf." January 25, 1945.
Transcribed and self-published
personal accounts and operational reports from World War II:
Kurt Gätzschmann, Sieg und Niederlage: Zeitzeuge der Panzertruppe 1935-1945 (Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2001).
Kurt Hallwachs, 17.Panzer Grenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen," Juni bis September 1944 (Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2001).
Hubert Meyer, Die 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitler Jugend" in der Ardennenoffensive Winter 1944-1945 (Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2001).
Heinz Harmel, In Erfurcht die Fahnen Senken: Die 10.SS- Panzer-Division "Frundsberg" im Einsatz von Juni bis November 1944 (Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2001).
Joachim Benz, Können und Fähigkeit, Schwungkraft und Tatwillen (Spotsylvania: Stenger Historica Publishing, 2003).
Contracted to research SS officer files: Jeremy Dixon, Commanders of Auschwitz: The SS Officers Who Ran the Largest Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-1945 (West Chester: Schiffer Publishing, 2005).
Fluency in the German language.
Founder and president of Stenger
Historica which established its presence on the World Wide Web a decade ago.
SHI is dedicated to the study, use, and dissemination of military and German
Founder and president of the Educational Enrichment for Young Patriots, an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization to help elementary school students better understand history.