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Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in Stuff We Like

Major General, Ret., David Zabecki Named to Shifrin Chair

By Armchair General

Students of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis take note: Retired US Army Major General David Zabecki, Ph.D., will hold the Leo A. Shifrin Chair in Naval and Military History at the Naval Academy History Department during the spring 2012 semester. The Shifrin Chair is an endowed, rotating, visiting professorshiip established "to create and maintain an endowed Distinguished Professorship in Naval and Military History at the United States Naval Academy."

A Vietnam War veteran and the author of seven books, Major General Zabecki is well-known to Armchair General and the Weider History Group. He is senior historian of WHG and the former editor of one of Armchair General‘s partner publications, Vietnam magazine. His most recent article for ACG magazine appeared in our Hard Choices section of the January 2009 issue, "Marshal Foch, 1918." (He will be returning to our pages in the Battle Studies section of Armchair General‘s September 2012 edition, on newsstands in July.)


More recently, Major General Zabecki authored the foreword for D-Day: The Campaign Across France, the second book in Weider’s War Stories series that combines historic narrative with veterans’ interviews to provide fox-hole views within the context of larger operations.

Click here to download a pdf with more information about David Zabecki and the Naval Academy’s Leo A. Shifrin Chair.



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