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Biography - Michael R. Terry

Michael Robert Terry is a retired Air Force officer and command pilot with 2,600 flight hours as aircraft commander, instructor, and evaluator pilot. He is a 1974 Air Force Academy graduate and holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in military history.

He served as deputy director for military history in the Department of History at the Air Force Academy, where he taught numerous military history courses to cadets. He also taught military history for the University of North Dakota.

Major Terry is the author of The Historical Dictionary of the Air Force and its Antecedents, published by Scarecrow Press.

He has written numerous articles for "Air Power History" and "Quest Quarterly." Michael’s work has been cited at length in Carl Builder’s "Icarus Syndrome." He has contributed a chapter, “The Janus Complex: Technological Change and the Formulation of Aerospace Doctrine, 1946 to 1959” in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s 50th Anniversary book analyzing the historical development of doctrine. He has contributed a chapter on Air Force air and space bibliographic history to the revised Army Center of Military History’s "A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History." He is contracted to write "The Historical Dictionary of Spacewarfare" and "The Historical Atlas of the United States Air Force and Its Antecedents" to be published in the future.

Professor Terry has taught various military and American history courses at APUS/AMU since 1999.


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