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Andrew Wiest

Professor Andrew Wiest



Dr. Andrew Wiest was raised in Hattiesburg and attended the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Wiest has taught at the Royal Military Academy and at the United States Air Force Air War College.
Dr. Wiest has published seventeen books, including the bestselling Boys of 67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam and Vietnam's Forgotten Army, which won the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award. Wiest was nominated for an Emmy for the National Geographic Channel documentary Brothers in War. He is also the Founding Director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society.
Living in Hattiesburg with his wife Jill and their three children Abigail, Luke, and Wyatt, Wiest coaches youth baseball and basketball, serves as the voice of the Sacred Heart Crusaders, and plays drums and sings badly in the band the Mississippi Tornados.
With what is left of his time Wiest fights crime as Batman.

  • PHD - University of Illinois at Chicago (1990)
  • MA - University of Southern Mississippi (1984)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1982)

World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
American Military History
World War I
Warfare Since Vietnam
Military History
World War II
Terrorism and Small Wars

  • Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans, 2018
  • Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines, 2012
  • The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, 2012
  • Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN, , 2007
  • Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, 2006
  • Haig: The Evolution of a Commander, 2005
  • War in the Age of Technology: Myriad Faces of Modern Armed Combat, 2001
  • Passchendaele and the Royal Navy, 1995
  • Brothers in War
    Emmy Award nominated documentary based on my book The Boys of 67. I served as writer and Chief Historical Consultant
  • Ground War
    Six part documentary. I served as on screen commentator and lead historical advisor.
  • Joint Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Accounting Command,”
    I served as a historical and script consultant on the project as part of the BBC series Timewatch
  • The Somme: A Storm of Steel
    On screen commentator and historical advisor to this episode in the The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
  • Vietnam in HD
    Six part documentary on the Vietnam War and winner of the New York Film Festivals Gold Medal. I served as Chief Historical Consultant

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Areas of Expertise

World War I, Vietnam, Military History