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John Hall

John Hall

Expert on U.S. military history and policy

Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. military history College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2364 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • American military history
  • Contemporary U.S. defense policy, especially Middle East region
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Civil-military relations


  • Past president of the Society for Military History
  • Author, "Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War," (Harvard University Press, 2009)
  • Philip R. Certain & Gary D. Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award, UW–Madison
  • William H. Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel with tours of duty on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, at U.S. Central and European Commands and West Point.