OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

William M. Hammond

Portrait of William M. Hammond

The retired chief of the General Histories Branch at the U.S. Army's Center of Military History and a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park, William Hammond is the author of the Army's groundbreaking two-volume history of its relations with the news media during the Vietnam conflict. He has also written Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War (1998), winner of the Leopold Prize, and is a coauthor of Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry in Korea (1996), a study of the Army's last segregated infantry regiment.

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