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SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Theresa L. Kraus completed her BA and MA degrees in history with Catholic University and Shippensburg University in 1979 and 1980,, respectively. She was chosen as the office of Air Force History's Dissertation Fellow in U.S. Military Aerospace History for the academic year 1984-1985. In the latter year, she took the Ph.D degree at the University of Maryland, focusing in her dissertation on the establishment of U.S. Army Air Corps bases in Brazil during World War II. In May 1987, following a short tour at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History, Dr. Kraus joined the Naval Historical Center's Contemporary History Branch. During her productive years at Naval History, she prepared two forthcoming works; a monograph on the Navy and the Bay of Pigs action and a larger volume, tentatively entitled The United States Navy and the Caribbean. 1945-1963. In October of last year, Dr. Kraus joined the staff of the Military Studies Branch at the Center of Military History.

Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) has had a long and distinguished career as a military and naval historian. Since 1972, General Simmons has served as the Director, Marine Corps Historical Center, and in that capacity has overseen the publication of a number of works treating Marine Corps activities in the Caribbean. The general has published several books of his own, including the highly regarded history, The United States Marines. 1775-1975 (NY: Viking Press, 1976). Further, he has been a leader among military history professionals, having served as President of the American Military Institute and as Vice President of the U.S. Commission on Military History. Less well known, but appropriate to the Dominican Republic Intervention, General Simmons was assigned to Santo Domingo from late 1959 to late 1961, serving there first as the Naval Attache and then as the U.S. Military Liaison Officer. From 1962 to June 1965, he continued this close involvement with Caribbean affairs as a staff officer with the Strategic Plans Section, Operations Division, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps.

Major Lawrence M. Greenberg, U.S. Army, holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from The Citadel and a master's degree in International Relations from Webster University. He was commissioned in the Army in 1971 and since then has served in armor and ordnance units and on the staffs of the Defense Nuclear Agency and the U.S. Army's Center of Military History. In 1987 Major Greenberg joined the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he currently is employed as a politico-military analyst concerned with Latin American developments. During this assignment, he has served as the primary analyst for the Caribbean and Panama. During his tour with the Center of Military History, Major Greenberg authored a number of historical monographs, including a study of the post-World War II counterinsurgency campaign against the Hukbalahap guerrillas in the Philippines and United States Army Unilateral and Coalition Operations-in the 1965 Dominican Republic Intervention.


24 February 2003