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Andrew Faltum

Manistique, Michigan, United States


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 stayed in the Naval Reserve and retired as a Commander in 1995. 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. After retiring in 2003 I worked in the Pentagon as a defense contractor for Alion Science and Technology supporting Critical Infrastructure Protection.

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.

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

Currently I am working on a Naval History Special Edition work on the carrier Intrepid for Naval Institute Press and also have books on the Fletcher class destroyers and a history of the fast carriers in the works. At some point I am interested in branching out into writing both fiction and non-fiction works.

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
  • The Supercarriers: The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk Classes