Accomplished Military Historian and Army Veteran Joins Quincy Institute Board

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft (QI) announced the appointment of Col. (ret.) Gregory A. Daddis to its growing governing board. Daddis serves as director of the Center of War and Society at San Diego State University, where he holds the USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History. Prior to this posting, he directed Chapman University’s MA Program in War and Society Studies, and served 26 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a colonel. 

“As a veteran and renowned professor of American military history, Gregory brings a vital perspective to our board,” said Quincy Institute chairman and cofounder Andrew Bacevich. “His years of service and teaching demonstrate an unwavering commitment to U.S. security, and a recognition of the urgent need to turn away from our reckless pursuit of global military primacy.”

After graduating from West Point, Daddis served for 26 years in the US Army, retiring as a colonel. He is a veteran of both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and his military awards include the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Service Medals. He served as the Command Historian to the US Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) in Baghdad, Iraq and his final assignment in the army was as the Chief of the American History Division in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy.

“We are very excited for Gregory to join our ranks,” added fellow board member Catherine Lutz. “A distinguished academic and combat veteran, his insights will help to both strengthen the board’s understanding of U.S. military history, and advance our vision for a less militarized American foreign policy.”

Founded in 2019, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft is an action-oriented think tank that brings together a broad coalition of Americans from across the political spectrum to end endless wars and bottomless military spending.