The New York Military Affairs Symposium
The 42nd Anniversary of this organization

The 23rd Anniversary of this website
January 1, 1999-2023

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of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
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Gregory McNiff is the new  Executive Director of NYMAS

Gregory McNiff is a Managing Director in the New York office of the Blueshirt Group. He has more than 25 years of technology and telecom experience. Prior to joining the Blueshirt Group, Greg worked at Nomura as a sell-side equity research analyst covering the communications infrastructure sector. Greg also has experience in early stage venture capital, investment banking, and corporate strategy. Greg holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M. Litt. in Shakespeare Studies from the University of St. Andrews and a B.A. in Classical Languages from Columbia.

Greg has been fascinated by military history since his first exposure to Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War in high school. He is extremely appreciative of the opportunities NYMAS offers the public to hear and learn from first rate scholars throughout the world. He hopes to extend NYMAS’ programs to a wider audience so as to foster a greater appreciation for the benefits of studying military history. When not reading about military history, he is most likely writing overdue book reviews for the NYMAS newsletter.

Jerry Trombella became Executive Director of NYMAS in 2016

Nov 18, 2016, NYC:  Meeting in the aftermath of the loss of Bob Miller, the Directors unanimously elected Jerry Trombella as NYMAS Executive Director.

Jerry is Dean of Research and Planning at Hudson County Community College. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a triple major in History, Political Science and Classical Studies, an M.B.A. in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University, an M.P.A in Public Administration with a specialization in Public Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Seton Hall University, where he periodically teaches a graduate course in higher education organization and governance.

Jerry has 25 years of experience in higher education administration, including the areas of institutional research, institutional assessment, planning, budgeting, financial aid leveraging, decision analytics and information systems. In addition his administrative and teaching duties, Jerry is doing research in the economics of higher education and in colleges and universities as complex systems.

Jerry has a longstanding interest in military history, and is especially appreciative of the NYMAS interdisciplinary approach in seeking to understand issues associated with military affairs. His current research focus within military history involves predictive models of combat using historical data, based more on his longstanding interest in wargaming than in a belief in their utility. Job responsibilities, time, and financing permitting, he hopes to extend current research associated with predictive combat modeling into a formal proposal for an eventual second PhD in military history.

Click here to go to the "History of the Chosin Story"
Korea, 1950-51
Table of Contents for
75 chapters!

The Changjin Journal

Chapter 76
NEW IN THIS ISSUE The foundation of this issue began some years ago after the publication of my e-book The Chosin Chronology: Battle of the Changjin Reservoir 1950 wherein the sacrifice of Task Force Faith was addressed in the summary.


In Memoriam

Robert Miller

Publisher, author, history scholar and
NYMAS' outstanding Executive Director since 2012.

On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1pm at the Soldiers Sailors Club
a Memorial and Remembrance for Robert Miller was held


Robert Miller became Executive Director of NYMAS

NYC, Oct. 19, 2012 - The NYMAS Board of Directors today elected Robert Miller, publisher of Enigma Books, as Executive Director of NYMAS.  Miller succeeds Daniel David, formerly of Skye Books, who remains head of the NYMAS Book Awards Committee.

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
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France, 1940:
National Failure and the Uses of Defeat

David Gordon
History Department

CUNY Graduate Center

Talk presented at a joint meeting of The Historical Society
(New York Section)
 and The New York Military Affairs Symposium
May 10, 2002


REVIEW by George A. Rasula
 by David Halberstam


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
Click here to go to Air Force Combat Units of World War II - Part 2

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Complete 506 page work, keyword searchable

Edited by Maurer Maurer ; USAF Historical Division, Air University, Washington :Date: 1986

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Click here to see the graphics from Steven J. Zaloga's Talk on February 2, 2001 on
Operation Cobra

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A Brief Introduction to the Why We Fight series

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
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Full text and illustrations from Paul V. Walsh's talk on  December 11, 1998

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Complete slide presentation from
Nov. 22, 2002 talk:

 Pope v. Lee:
 The Second Manassas

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NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History Region 2.


Complete slide component from the Jan. 23, 2004,  presentation
Information Warfare:
What it Is, Isn’t, and How it Shapes National Security

by Dr. Daniel Kuehl of
Defense University  

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The Fall 2006 Conference

October 20-21, 2006
Click here for details & reading list


A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

The Battle
of the Boyne

Fulltext of the recent paper presented to NYMAS by
Roger Kennedy

Jessie James

Complete slide component from the October 1, 2004 talk by Capt. Clay Mountcastle of the
 USMA at West Point

The Union War against Confederate Guerrillas

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource
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"All Germany listens to The Fuhrer on the People's Radio"

Gray and Black Radio Propaganda against Nazi Germany
Fulltext of the recent paper
 by Bob Rowen

Now readable & printable
in Adobe Reader
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Complete slide component from the Feb. 20, 2004 presentation
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by Norman Friedman
Author / NYMAS

A NYMAS Fulltext Resource

America First:
the Anti-War Movement,
 Charles Lindbergh
and the Second World War

Fulltext of the paper presented to NYMAS by
David Gordon
History Department
Bronx Community College / CUNY Graduate Center on September 26, 2003

 The Year Germany Was Defeated

Complete slide component from the November 19, 2004 talk by Chuck Steele of the
 USMA History Department
 at West Point




In Memoriam

Eugene Feit

Outstanding attorney, history scholar and NYMAS' most extraordinary
Executive Director, leader,
and author of the NYMAS By-laws.

Look further below for the NYMAS Schedule
for this
Summer, 2023

                NEXT at NYMAS                 

Friday, June 16, 2023
7:00 PM

Soldiers & Silver:
Mobilizing Resources
in the Age of Roman Conquest

Professor Michael Taylor
University of Alban


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Spring, 2023

On-line Fridays at 7pm
unless otherwise noted

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NYMAS Spring 2023 Schedule (conrmed)
YMAS Spring 2023 Schedule (conrmed)

The Spanish Enterprise and England's Deliverance in 1588

Geoffrey Parker

Ohio State University

January 14, 2023 Saturday
3:00 PM ET

Blood and Ruins:
The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945

Richard Overy University of Exeter

January 20, 2023

 Did Rome Have
a Grand Strategy?

James Lacey, Ph.D., Horner Chair of War Studies, Professor of Strategic Studies and Political Economy at Marine Corps War College
Michael Taylor
Assistant Professor. History, University of Albany

with special guest
Edward Luttwak