Herspring, Dale R(oy) 1940-

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HERSPRING, Dale R(oy) 1940-

PERSONAL: Born September 28, 1940, in Oakland, CA; son of Frank E. (a police officer) and Ruby F. (Ford) Herspring; married Maureen Catherine Phillip, June 11, 1965; children: Larissa, Kurt, Kyle. Education: Stanford University, A.B., 1965; Georgetown University, M.A., 1967; University of Southern California, Ph.D., 1972.

ADDRESSES: Home—3912 Barbara Lane, Manhattan, KS 66503. Office—Department of Political Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; fax: 785-532-2339. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, foreign service officer, 1971-91, including assignments as arms control specialist for Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, consular officer at U.S. embassy in Warsaw, Poland, political-military affairs officer at U.S. embassy in Moscow, USSR (now Russia), deputy director of Office of East European Affairs, director of Office of Security Analysis, senior staff member of Policy Planning Council of the secretary of state, and senior advisor for Soviet and academic affairs to the chief of naval operations; National War College, professor, 1991-93; Kansas State University, Manhattan, professor of political science, 1993—, head of department, 1993-98. Georgetown University, adjunct professor, 1982-93; University of Maryland—College Park, adjunct professor, 1988-89; Columbia University, adjunct professor at Harriman Institute for the Advanced Study of the Soviet Union, 1990-91; George Washington University, adjunct professor, 1992-93; University of Kansas, visiting professor, 1998—, and fellow of Center for Russian and East European Studies. Military service: U.S. Navy; retired as captain.

MEMBER: International Institute for Strategic Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (permanent member), Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, Phi Kappa Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright fellow, 1969-71; U.S. Department of State, Superior Honor Award, 1983, Meritorious Honor Award, 1988; grant from U.S. Institute of Peace, 1991-92; senior fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, 1991-92.

WRITINGS:

East German Civil-Military Relations: The Impact of Technology, 1949-1972, Praeger (New York, NY), 1973.

(Editor, with Ivan Volgyes) Civil-Military Relations in Communist Systems, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1978.

(With Robin Laird) The Soviet Union and Strategic Arms, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1984.

The Soviet High Command, 1964-1989: Politics and Personalities, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1990.

Russian Civil-Military Relations: Past and Present, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1996.

Requiem for an Army: The Demise of the East German Military, Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ), 1998.

Soldiers, Commissars, and Chaplains: Civil-Military Relations from Cromwell to the Present, Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ), 2001.

(Editor and contributor) Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain, Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ), 2002.

The U.S. Military and Civilian Control, Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to books, including The German Democratic Republic: The Changing Order and Orderly Change, edited by Lyman Letgers, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1977; Policy and Politics in Gierek's Poland: Trends in Political Participation, edited by Roger Kanet and Maurice Simon, Westview Press, 1980; The Soviet Calculus of Nuclear War, edited by Ellen Mickiewicz and Roman Kolkowicz, Lexington Books (Lexington, MA), 1984; Soviet Military Doctrine from Lenin to Gorbachev, edited by Willard Frank and Philip Gillette, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1991; and U.S. Foreign Policy and Strategic Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, edited by Howard J. Wiarda, Greenwood Press, 1995. Contributor of more than 150 articles and reviews to periodicals, including Problems of Communism, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Newsnet, European Security, Foreign Service Journal, and Arms Control Today. Guest editor, Studies in Comparative Communism, 1978; member of editorial board, Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Russian-American Journal of Advanced Law and Policy.

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