Gregory A. Daddis is 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. He served 26 years in the U.S. Army before entering academia.
Daddis specializes in Cold War history with an emphasis on the American war in Vietnam. He has authored five books, including his most recent with Cambridge University Press, Pulp Vietnam: War and Gender in Cold War Men’s Adventure Magazines (2020) and a trilogy on the American war in Vietnam with Oxford University Press. He has published scholarly articles in some of his field’s leading journals and several op-eds in the country’s leading newspapers. He was the recipient of the 2022-2023 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
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. 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.