Scott Gaitley

Affiliation:

Norwich University

Advisor:

Dr. William Kautt

Academic Interests:

19th & 20th Century Anglo-Irish History
U.S. Military History in the 20th & 21st Century
Afghanistan History and Culture
History of Nazi Germany
The Holocaust and Genocide
Race and Gender in the U.S. Military

Thesis:

Active Insurgency Over Previously – Offered Home Rule: Why the Irish Nationalists Movement Initiated War.

Bio Note:

Scott received his MA in Military History from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, in 2012.  To date, he has spent six years (2007-2013) as an Air Force Reserve Historian for the 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas.  He wrote seven annual and eleven monthly classified command Air Force histories. Scott completed two combat historian deployments, the first to Iraq in 2008-2009, and the second to Afghanistan in 2010.  In October 2010, he began a civil service career after accepting a Staff Historian position for the Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Warner-Robins, Georgia.  In March of 2011, he transferred to his current Historian position at the Combat Studies Institute (CSI) located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

In his current responsibilities, Scott has written, “Ambushing the Taliban: A US Platoon in the Korengal Valley” in Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan, Volume 1, edited by Donald P. Wright, Ph.D., pg 27-47. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2012, and “Securing Dan Patan: A US Infantry Squad’s Counterinsurgency Program in an Afghan District” in Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan, Volume 2, edited by Donald P. Wright, Ph.D., pg 125-146. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2012. His latest study pertains to a brigade-sized operation in Afghanistan and will become a separate volume in the Vanguard of Valor series upon its completion. He also facilitated the adaptation of multisensory learning within his chapter of the Vanguard of Valor I iBook by providing multimedia sources, technical military data, and captioning to each entry, allowing readers to engage in digital history. This iBook is CSI’s first work that tells the Army’s story in a fully interactive manner. To download the interactive edition of Vanguard of Valor to iBooks on your Apple iPad, go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/vanguard-of-valor/id615188666?mt=11&ls=1


Updated March 2013