LTC (R) Richard A. Wasserman


Drew University


Dr. William Rogers

Academic Interests:

The Great War/World War I
U.S. Military History
Military Leadership


New Jersey’s support to The First World War and It’s Memorialization.

Within the current political atmosphere of the US, statues and memorials are facing particularly serious reevaluations and scrutiny. I will look at the way that WWI Memorials have been presented in NJ along with another one or two that are remembrances of a unit that I served in during my military career.  In addition, I will research and present NJ’s support of WWI as it relates to industry/manufacturing, military training/preparedness, and transportation (i.e., ports and rail). 

Bio Note:

LTC (R) Richard A Wasserman is a retired Army officer with over 38 years of Active Service. He is currently The Senior Army Instructor at JFK Educational Complex, Paterson, NJ. He served in various positions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Global War on Terrorism, Operation New Dawn. He served 2 tours in Iraq, 2 tours in Afghanistan, along with tours in Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has earned over 40 awards and decorations including The Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal. In his career in the Army, he served as a UH-1 Helicopter Crew Chief, Drill Sergeant, Signal Officer, Armor Officer, Transportation Officer, and Logistics Officer. Also, as a Battalion Commander of the 7/80th Transportation Battalion.

LTC Wasserman holds a BA in Economics from the University of Washington, MPS in Health Care Administration for the New School of Social Research. In addition, a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership from Drew University and is an SAP Certified-Associate Business Foundation & Integration with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5; International Society of Logistics (SOLE)-Demonstrated Master Logistician; and a graduate of the Defense Packaging of Hazardous Materials for Transportation (HAZMAT).

Added February 2021

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