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COL Gail Yoshitani

Deputy Department Head
US Army

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Office Location: TH 152A
Phone: 845.938.8585

Colonel Gail E. S. Yoshitani is the Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  After earning her PhD in military history from Duke University in 2008, she became a permanent member of the West Point faculty. Since 2008, she has returned to the operational force on two occasions to serve as an Army strategist. In 2011, she served as the Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan; and, in 2015-16, she served as a Fellow on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group in Washington, DC.  She is the author of Reagan on War: A Reappraisal of the Weinberger Doctrine, 1980-1984 and co-editor of The West Point History of Warfare, Vol. 4, Warfare since 1945, which won the Society for Military History and George C. Marshall Foundation Prize for the Use of Digital Technology in Teaching Military History.