Robert Baumann

Lecturer, Global & International Studies Master's Program
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Robert F. Baumann is currently the Director of Graduate Degree Programs for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth. Professor Baumann joined CGSC in 1984 and served for 19 years as a member of the Department of Military History. In 1995, Baumann was recognized as TRADOC and CGSC Civilian Instructor of the Year.  He received a B.A. in Russian from Dartmouth College (1974), an M. A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University in 1976, and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University (1982). From 1979-1980 he was a graduate exchange student at Moscow University with grant support from the Fulbright-Hayes Program and the International Research and Exchanges Board. Baumann was subsequently a Research Associate at Leningrad State University during the summers of 1990 and 1991. In addition to over twenty scholarly articles and book chapters, Baumann is the author of Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan (Combat Studies Institute, 1993), as well as coauthor of Invasion, Intervention, Intervasion: A Concise History of the U.S. Army in Operation Uphold Democracy (CSI, 1998) and My Clan Against the World: A History of US and Coalition Forces in Somalia 1992-1994 (CSI 2004), and Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia (CSI 2005).  A 1999 recipient of a research grant from the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Baumann is also writer-producer of a documentary film on the U.S. and multinational peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. In addition to Russian military history, he has also written on the history of the Bashkirs and taught briefly as a visiting professor of history at the Bashkir State University in Ufa, Russia in the fall of 1992.  With the start of military operations in Afghanistan in 2001, Baumann conducted a professional development course for the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum just prior to their deployment. Subsequently, in March 2002, Major General Hagenbeck, Commanding General of the 10th, asked Baumann to come to Bagram, Afghanistan to brief the international staff on the Soviet experience in Afghanistan and to help collect the history of Operation Anaconda.  In addition to his continued teaching at CGSC, Baumann is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kansas for the Departments of History and Geography as well as teaching in the Global and International Studies Program. 

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