Who’s Who at HAAC – part 2

We have blogged about the work of a few of our presenters at HAAC. Schedule is here: Schedule for the Historical Analysis Annual Conference (HAAC), 27-29 September 2022 – update 7 | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org). Let me flag a few those. This is our second post on this.

1. Dr. Robert Helmbold: Bob Helmbold was the senior analyst at Center for Army Analysis (CAA) like forever. His last words to me before he retired was “Don’t give up the fight.” He is coming out of retirement to present at this conference virtually. Our blog posts referencing his work are here: The Lanchester Equations and Historical Warfare | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and Aussie OR | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and Trevor Dupuy and the 3-1 Rule | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and Lanchester equations have been weighed…. | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and his new book: The Key to Victory: Machine Learning the Lessons of History | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org).

The following gentlemen I have never met before:

2. Dr. Paul R. Syms (Dstl): Research gate profile here: Paul SYMS | Analyst | Doctor of Philosophy | Defence Science and Technology Laboratory DSTL, Salisbury | DSA (researchgate.net). Eight of his publications are listed in this link.

3. Dr. David Kirkpatrick (University College London): His bio at RUSI: Professor David Kirkpatrick | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org). Several of his publications are listed in this link.

4. Dr. Niall MacKay (University of York): Bio at York: Niall MacKay – Mathematics, University of York. Click on the tab “research” to see his publications. He is also involved in the local group YHWAG (York Historical Warfare Analysis Group)? He will very much be speaking about the group’s work: https://www-users.york.ac.uk/~nm15/YHWAG/YHWAG.html

5. Dr. Christopher Davis (UNCG): Lecturers – HIS – UNCG. A few of his articles are here:

Guided by Experience: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Military Responses to Natural Disasters in Haiti (2010 and 2021) – https://www.usmcu.edu/Portals/218/JAMS_Spring2022_13_1_web.pdf

The AEF and Consolidation of Gains Operations During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918 – https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/LSCO/Enduring-Success.pdf
History as an Enemy and an Instructor: Lessons Learned from Haiti, 1915-1934 – https://www.usmcu.edu/Portals/218/JAMS_Spring2020_11_1_WEB_1.pdf
The Caribbean Theatre?: Haiti and the First World War – https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/caribbean-theater-haiti-and-first-world-war 


6. LtC. Nathan A. Jennings, PhD: We have referenced some of his writings though: Active Defense, Forward Defense, and A2/AD in Eastern Europe | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and U.S. Army Doctrine and Future Warfare | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and What Would An Army Optimized For Multi-Domain Battle Look Like? | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and The U.S. Army’s Identity Crisis: Optimizing For Future Warfare | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org).

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About Christopher A. Lawrence

Christopher A. Lawrence is a professional historian and military analyst. He is the Executive Director and President of The Dupuy Institute, an organization dedicated to scholarly research and objective analysis of historical data related to armed conflict and the resolution of armed conflict. The Dupuy Institute provides independent, historically-based analyses of lessons learned from modern military experience. ... Mr. Lawrence was the program manager for the Ardennes Campaign Simulation Data Base, the Kursk Data Base, the Modern Insurgency Spread Sheets and for a number of other smaller combat data bases. He has participated in casualty estimation studies (including estimates for Bosnia and Iraq) and studies of air campaign modeling, enemy prisoner of war capture rates, medium weight armor, urban warfare, situational awareness, counterinsurgency and other subjects for the U.S. Army, the Defense Department, the Joint Staff and the U.S. Air Force. He has also directed a number of studies related to the military impact of banning antipersonnel mines for the Joint Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation. ... His published works include papers and monographs for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation, in addition to over 40 articles written for limited-distribution newsletters and over 60 analytical reports prepared for the Defense Department. He is the author of Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka (Aberdeen Books, Sheridan, CO., 2015), America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam (Casemate Publishers, Philadelphia & Oxford, 2015), War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat (Potomac Books, Lincoln, NE., 2017) , The Battle of Prokhorovka (Stackpole Books, Guilford, CT., 2019), The Battle for Kyiv (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2023), Aces at Kursk (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024), Hunting Falcon: The Story of WWI German Ace Hans-Joachim Buddecke (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024) and The Siege of Mariupol (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2024). ... Mr. Lawrence lives in northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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