Who’s Who at HAAC – part 4

We have blogged about the work of a few of our presenters at HAAC. The schedule is here: Schedule for the Historical Analysis Annual Conference (HAAC), 27-29 September 2022 – update 11 | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org). Let me flag a few our most recent additions. This is our fourth post on this.

1. Matt Tompkins is Director of Intelligence Coordination at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has previously served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala, as well as intelligence, policy, and WMD assignments with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at headquarters and the San Francisco Field Office. He began his career in the U.S. Army, with service in Kosovo (2001-2) and Iraq (2003, 2004-5, 2007-8). He has a MA in Asia Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco, a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, and was a Henry Luce Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai, PRC. His writing and research is done as an independent researcher and PhD drop-out, and the views he expresses are his own and do not reflect those of his agency or the U.S. government. His publications are listed on his Linked in page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattvtom/details/publications/. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Zenia, and three children. 

2. Daniel Horvath: He is the author of Verified Victores: Top JG 52 Aces over Hungary: Verified Victories: Top JG 52 Aces over Hungary 1944-45: Horvath, Daniel, Horvath, Gabor: 9781915070876: Amazon.com: Books.

3. Dermot Rooney: With a background in psychology and defense, he has led Wapentake Systems in the UK for 19 years.

4. LtC. Adam Taliaferro: He is an Armor officer who served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He holds a MA in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Articles by him include: ADP 3-0: A Theory of War Disconnected from Operational Art | Small Wars Journal and he is referenced in our posts: Active Defense, Forward Defense, and A2/AD in Eastern Europe | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and U.S. Army Doctrine and Future Warfare | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org) and


Previous posts:

Who’s Who at HAAC – part 1 | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org)

Who’s Who at HAAC – part 2 | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org)

Who’s Who at HAAC – part 3 | Mystics & Statistics (dupuyinstitute.org)

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Christopher A. Lawrence
Christopher A. Lawrence

Christopher A. Lawrence is a professional historian and military analyst. He is the Executive Director and President of The Dupuy Institute, an organization dedicated to scholarly research and objective analysis of historical data related to armed conflict and the resolution of armed conflict. The Dupuy Institute provides independent, historically-based analyses of lessons learned from modern military experience.
Mr. Lawrence was the program manager for the Ardennes Campaign Simulation Data Base, the Kursk Data Base, the Modern Insurgency Spread Sheets and for a number of other smaller combat data bases. He has participated in casualty estimation studies (including estimates for Bosnia and Iraq) and studies of air campaign modeling, enemy prisoner of war capture rates, medium weight armor, urban warfare, situational awareness, counterinsurgency and other subjects for the U.S. Army, the Defense Department, the Joint Staff and the U.S. Air Force. He has also directed a number of studies related to the military impact of banning antipersonnel mines for the Joint Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation.
His published works include papers and monographs for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation, in addition to over 40 articles written for limited-distribution newsletters and over 60 analytical reports prepared for the Defense Department. He is the author of Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka (Aberdeen Books, Sheridan, CO., 2015), America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam (Casemate Publishers, Philadelphia & Oxford, 2015), War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat (Potomac Books, Lincoln, NE., 2017) , The Battle of Prokhorovka (Stackpole Books, Guilford, CT., 2019), The Battle for Kyiv (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2023), Aces at Kursk (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024), Hunting Falcon: The Story of WWI German Ace Hans-Joachim Buddecke (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024) and The Siege of Mariupol (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2024).
Mr. Lawrence lives in northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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