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Andrew Faltum

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

Email: agfaltum@gmail.com

A native of Chicago, I was a Chicago Police Officer from 1970-72 before joining the
Navy, where I served as an Air Intelligence Officer with an A-6 Intruder squadron
aboard the USS Midway (home ported in Yokosuka, Japan). After my release from
active duty in 1976, I worked briefly as an artist-model builder for Jo-Han models in
Detroit before joining the Army Recruiting Command in Lansing, MI as a writer-
editor. I got back into intelligence in 1979 at the Tank-Automotive Command
Foreign Intelligence Office at Warren, MI. For a year I was the Foreign Intelligence
Officer at the Materials Technology Laboratory in Watertown, MA before coming to
the Army Materiel Command headquarters in the Washington DC area in 1986,
where I supported Army acquisition programs, intelligence requirements
management, information operations (IO), cyber threat, and intelligence support to
force protection (FP), until I retired in 2003.

I spent 18 years in the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (1977-95) in various
assignments (most notably as a Reserve Assistant Naval Attache for Oslo,
Norway) and retired as a Commander.

My educational background includes a BA in Mathematics from Northeastern
Illinois University in 1969 and an MA in International Politics and Economics from
the University of Detroit in 1982. I graduated from the Army Management Staff
College in 1991.

From 2003 to 2011 I worked as a Military Analyst Lead for Alion Science and
Technology supporting Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) programs within DoD
for the Joint Staff.

My interests include writing, military, naval and aviation history, running, cooking
and various home improvement projects.

Currently I have completed Supercarriers, a book about the Forrestal and Kitty Hawk class aircraft carriers for Naval Institute Press and I am working on a book on the Fletcher class destroyers and a biography of revolutionary war hero general Hugh Mercer (both for Nautical & Aviation). I am also interested in branching out into writing both fiction and non-fiction for web-based media.

Interests: Military, aviation and naval history. I am branching out into other non-fiction and fiction writing in web-based environments.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Essex Aircraft Carriers
  • The Independence Light Aircraft Carriers