Dr. James H. Willbanks is Professor Emeritus of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr. Willbanks joined the CGSC faculty in 1992, when he retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel with twenty-three years’ service as an Infantry officer. He holds a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas. He is the author or editor of twenty books and served as a consultant to Ken Burns in the 10-part 18-hour PBS documentary on the Vietnam War.